Turbot - Psetta Maxima

Turbot - Psetta Maxima

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Species Compatibility

Flat Fish
Weever Fish

Suitable DisplayOcean Tank
Sand Tank
Reef Tank
Ray Tank


Is a large round flatfish, growing up to 1 metre.
Colour very variable as this species can change colour to match its surroundings. Usually a sandy brown or grey with dark spots over the body and fins with a white underside.


Adults are usually found on sand, gravel or shell gravel sea beds, occasionally muddy, from 5 to 80 metres. Young fish may also be found inshore or in pools on the shore.

Species fact

May be confused with the Brill, which has a frilly front edge to the dorsal fin and no bony tubercles.