The halibut fish

   The halibut is a flatfish much steemed for the table. The halibut is somewhat more elongated and is the largest of flatfishes. The halibut swims almost invariably  left side up. Length, four to eight feet. Weight, fifty to six hundred pounds. The halibut is common in the markets of North Atlantic cities. It is inferior to turbot in flavor, but has greater commercial importance. Smoked halibut is a staple article. The fishermen of the Orkneys and Greenland dry halibut for winter use and obtain large quantities of oil from it.