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Fish Halibut Alaskan Skinless Fillets
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A halibut is a type of flatfish from the family of the right-eye flounders (Pleuronectidae). This name is derived from haly (holy) and butt (flat fish), alleged to be called so from being commonly eaten on holy-days.[1] Halibut live in both the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans and are highly regarded food fish. The Atlantic halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on sand, gravel or clay bottoms at depths of between 50 and 2,000 metres (160 and 6,600 ft). Its native habitat is the temperate waters of the northern Atlantic, from Labrador and Greenland to Iceland, the Barents Sea and as far south as the Bay of Biscay. It is the largest flatfish in the Atlantic and one of the largest species of flatfish in the world, with males reaching lengths of up to 4.7 metres (15 ft) and weights of 320 kilograms (710 lb). Its lifespan can reach 50 years.[