Habitat: Sandy sea floor
Food: Fish, squid and crustaceans
Length: Up to 5m
Lifespan: Up to 50 year
Conservation Status: Endangered (EN)
The halibut is one of the largest flatfish the world growing to a whopping 4m and weighing in at 320kg! Living on the sea floor, it is not a fussy eater and will ambush and eat almost anything, swimming up to the mid water to take fish. Halibut are slow growing – females do not reach sexual maturity until 11 years old.