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Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Pieni).jpg
Atlantic Halibut (H. hippoglossus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Subfamily: Pleuronectinae
Genus: Hippoglossus
G. Cuvier, 1816

Hippoglossus is a genus of very large righteye flounders with one species native to the north Atlantic Ocean and one to the north Pacific Ocean.


The word hippoglossus is derived from the Greek hippos, meaning "horse", and glossus, meaning "tongue" - a reference to the shape of the fish.


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