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Distinguishing features: The megrim is a thin bodied, left eyed flatfish with a large extendable mouth and large eyes.

The last two rays of the dorsal and anal fins finish on the underside of the fish. The upper side is a sandy brown colour with darker patches and the underside is white.


Size: The megrim can attain a length of around 60 cm.


Habitat: Can be found over muddy and sandy bottoms in depths from 20 to 300 metres. Its range is from the waters around Iceland and Norway down to the Mediterranean.


Food: The diet of the megrim consists mainly of small fish such as sandeels, gobies and small whiting. It will also feed on squid and crustaceans.


Bait: Mackerel strip is the best bait for targeting megrim.

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