Habitat: Esutaries, muddy and sandy sea floor
Food: Shrimps, crabs and small fish
Length: Up to 30cm
Lifespan: 12 years
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated (NE)
Very common in Scottish waters, the dab is sometimes hard to tell apart from the plaice and flounder. Like the plaice, its surface is covered in dark orange spots. When hunting, the dab lies well camouflaged and partially buried on the sandy sea floor, ready to strike at any prey that comes within range.