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Sea fish of Kamchatka

Longhead dab

The head of Longhead dab is long and raised upwards. The blind side is yellow-orange. The species is small: its length is up to 30-35 cm, the catch is usually dominated by the specimens 15-20 cm long, weighing 60-300 g. It is common in Kamchatka coastal waters. The longhead dab is a coastal species and may occur in freshened waters near river firths, though sometimes it may be caught at the depth of 100 meters and more. In late autumn and winter, it probably shifts deeper into the sea and hibernates at the depth of up to 500 meters. Massive spawning takes place in July-August.