Scophthalmus maeoticus

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Scophthalmus maeoticus
Black Sea turbot on both sides
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Scophthalmidae
Genus: Scophthalmus
S. maeoticus
Binomial name
Scophthalmus maeoticus
(Pallas, 1814)
  • Pleuronectes maeoticus Pallas, 1814
  • Psetta maxima maeotica (Pallas, 1814)
  • Rhombus maeoticus (Pallas, 1814)
  • Scophthalmus maximus maeoticus Pallas, 1814

Scophthalmus maeoticus (Black Sea turbot or kalkan) is a fish species in the family Scophthalmidae. It is widespread in the Black Sea.[1] It is sometimes treated as a subspecies of the turbot, Scophthalmus maximus, which is common in the Mediterranean Sea.[2] The taxonomic status of this species is under discussion. It is an important commercial species.


  1. ^ Scophthalmus maeoticus at FishBase
  2. ^ Bailly N., Chanet B. (2010) Scophthalmus Rafinesque, 1810: The valid generic name for the turbot, S. maximus (Linnaeus, 1758) [Pleuronectiformes: Scophthalmidae]. Cybium, 34(3): 257-261.

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