The Plaice, p.250.

[Three Hundred Animals Contents]

   A WELL known English fish; and a species of the pleuronectes. It has smooth sides, an anal spine, and the eyes and six tubercles are placed on the same side of the head. The body is very flat, and the upper part of the fins of a clear brown colour, marked with orange-coloured spots, and the belly white. They spawn in the beginning of February, and some of them grow to eight or nine pounds in weight, they assume then something like the shape of a turbot, but the flesh is very different, being soft and nearly tasteless. 

   The Dab, a fish of the same nature and shape, is thicker than the Plaice and has no reddish spots. They are plentifully found on the coasts of Holland. 

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