The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Arctic Flounder (Liopsetta glacialis)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_32
Arctic Flounder (Liopsetta glacialis) – a marine fish of the Pleuronectidae family. It lives at shallow depths and on a soft coastal bed and can range far inland up the river. The body length is up to 30–35 cm, with the average of 25 cm. It maturates at the age of 4–5 years. In January-February, but not every year, it spawns under ice and produces as many as 200,000 eggs. A.F. feeds on mollusks, crustaceans, worms, and small fish. Its lifespan is 12 years. It is of a low commercial significance.

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