Pacific Halibut

Genus and Species:

Hippoglossus stenolepis



Other Common Names:

Barn Door

Pacific Halibut Description:

The Pacific halibut is a large flatfish that can be found in Pacific west coast waters running from Alaska to California. Different from the California halibut, the Pacific halibut reaches a much larger size. They can get up to 9-feet in length and weigh around 500-pounds, making this the biggest in its family. This halibut is a diamond-shaped fish that has brown and tan colorations, with a milky white blind side. They tend to have similar feeding habits to the California halibut, feeding on crustaceans. Halibut are highly prized by commercial and sport fishermen because of their excellent edibility.