Habitat: Sandy and stony sea floor
Food: Small invertebrates, especially worms
Length: Up to 50cm
Lifespan: 20 years
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated (NE)
This mottled-brown flatfish feeds on bottom living polychaete worms that live in holes or tubes. The sole raises its head and remains motionless until a worm appears, then it strikes downwards and sucks out the worm. The lemon sole is able to dramatically change its colour to match its background.