Hirame / Bastard Halibut

2010/1/24 Hirame / Bastard Halibut

Hirame [jp] / Bastard Halibut
Paralichthys olivaceus
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

When you go out on sandy beach and find school of baitfish abundant, the chance is that you will find halibut nearby. Once abundant fish eater you could target from the shore, but now many anglers target it in Japan.

Halibut, like other kinds of flatfish, tends to stay downstream of the current formed near by shore to ambush its prey while silently wait for the best moment. When it approaches, it tries to mask its presence with t

Young ones in size below 40cm is known as Soge.

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