Lepidopsetta bilineata / polyxystra
Pacific plaice can reach a body length of up to 70 centimetres.
Plaice meat is juicy, tender and white, and has a very pleasant taste. It is perfect for cooking, roasting, baking, steaming and deep-frying.
The Pacific plaice is a great source of protein, and is also rich in calcium.
The Pacific plaice is native to the Bering Sea, the Gulf of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.
It lives on the seabed, mainly in shallow water with a depth of up to 750 m. It loves salty, cool waters and usually prefers sandy soil.
Pacific plaice eat live worms, shells and crustaceans.
The Pacific plaice can live for up to 50 years, and is part of the flatfish family. Both eyes are on the upper side, and the underside of the fish is white.
Freshly hatched larvae has an axisymmetric shape. After one or two months, it transforms into an asymmetrical ground fish. The left eye moves over to the right side of the head.