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Dab (Limanda limanda)
Flat fish with only mediocre culinary pretensions (although it can be a treat when very fresh) - it is more highly regarded in France than here, where it is known as Limande. The usual length is between 20-30cm, but it can reach as much as 40cm, although this is unusual. The back skin is brown, often freckled. Use as plaice. Not found in the West Atlantic.