The turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) is a large left-eyed flatfish found primarily close to shore in sandy shallow waters throughout the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the North Atlantic. The European turbot has an asymmetrical disk-shaped body, and has been known to grow up to 100 cm (39 in) long and 25 kg (55 lb) in weight.
Things to Do
- Look out for the turbot hiding in the sand!
- Keep an eye out to see how he tackles his favourite foods
- Can you tell the difference between the turbot and our other flat fish?