Way of life

More about the plaice


An adult plaice in shallow water, about 1,5 metres deep.

Way of life

The plaice lives on sandy and muddy bottoms from the shoreline and to a depth of about 200 metres. Most adults are found at depths of between 10-50 metres, while the young are almost exclusively found in shallower water. During the summer it is possible to see a great many young plaice on shallow bottoms along the shoreline. In the autumn, when the young are between 7-12 cm, they wander into deeper water to pass the winter.

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