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Scientific name: Pleuronectes platessa
Family: Pleuronectidae (flounder family)
Maximum size: 1 m and 7 kg (Seldom more than 40 cm and 0.5 kg in the North Sea; females grow much faster than males and reach larger sizes)
Maturation: Usually occurs at 2-3 years of age, and later for females than for males.
Lifespan: 20 years
Spawning area: Central and southern North Sea
Spawning season: January–February
Diet: Benthic