The American plaice, or “Dab” as we call it, is a large mouthed, “right-handed” flounder. The color of the top side can vary from the substrate they occupy, can range from reddish brown to olive green to almost black. Their underbelly is white. Both of this species eyes are on the top side.
The Dab can be found along the Northwest Atlantic continental shelf from southern Labrador to Rhode Island. Generally, the Dab is caught in a sandy or muddy bottom. This fish has small fillets, that are sweet and white and easily prepared. U.S. Fish Watch does not currently have a page on American plaice.
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*Illustration by Roz Davis, provided courtesy of the Maine Department of Marine Resources Recreational Fisheries program and the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund.