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Author: Linnaeus, 1758

Scophthalmus rhombus Linnaeus, 1758

Diagnosis: lower part of anterior gill arch with 11-13 rakers. Dorsal fin with 73-83 rays, the anterior of which generally much branched and more or less free from membrane distally; anal fin with 56-62 rays. Small cycloid scales on both sides of body. Colour: brownish or greyish, often with numerous small, dark spots. Size: to about 75 cm SL.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see genus.

Distribution: whole Mediterranean and Black Sea; also eastern Atlantic along European coasts to 64° N.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Ehrenbaum, 1905: 198-202 | Norman, 1934: 269 |Padoa, 1956: 820-824 | Jones, 1972: 965-986, fig. 14-15.
Otoliths (sagitta). Norman, 1934: 8, fig. 8E | Chaine, 1936: 66, pl. V | Bauzá-Rullán, 1959: 99, pl. IV (fig. 1-13) | Schmidt, 1968: 59-60.

Brill (Scophthalmus rhombus)