Spotted halibut

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Spotted halibut
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Verasper
V. variegatus
Binomial name
Verasper variegatus
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Platessa variegata Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

The spotted halibut (Verasper variegatus) is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on sandy, muddy bottoms in the sublittoral coastal zone at depths of up to 100 metres (330 ft). It can reach 60 centimetres (24 in) in length and can weigh up to 4.0 kilograms (8.8 lb). Its native habitat is the northwestern Pacific, from Japan to Korea and the East China Sea.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Verasper variegatus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.