Turbot / Brill
Live Fish [family Scophthalmidae]

Turbot and Brill are flat fish called for in many European recipes, but none of these fish get any farther west than Iceland. They inhabit the coasts of Europe below the arctic circle, thorugh the Mediterranean, into the Black Sea and on the northwest corner of Africa. Suggested substitute, Petrale Sole (called "brill" in western Canada).   Photo by Luc Viatour distuributed under license Creative Commons Share-Alike v3.0 Unported.

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Brill - [Barbue (French); Scophthalmus rhombus]
Fish Watercolor

  See Petrale Sole for Cooking Details   Watercolor by MacGillivray, copyright expired.

Turbot - [Psetta maxima]
Live Fish

  See Petrale Sole for Cooking Details.

Megrim / Whiff - [Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis]
Juvenile Fish

These fish can grow to nearly 24 inches, but the photo specimen is a juvenile about 8-1/4 inches long. They are more elongated than other members of the Turbot family and have larger heads. Megrim is fished commercially and is IUCN Red List rated "Not Evaluated".   See Petrale Sole for Cooking Details   Photo by Etrusko25 distributed under license Creative Commons Share-Alike v3.0 Unported.

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