The Greenland halibut is an arctic species which prefers cold waters. It has an elongated, brown-black body and a black belly. It can reach a length of up to 120 centimetres and a weight of up to 15 kg. The Greenland halibut is the closest relative of the white halibut. It swims at depths of 200 to 2000 m, sometimes perpendicular and is a right-eyed flatfish. This means that if you look from the top, the head faces to the right and it swims on the left side. It feeds on fish such as cod, small cichlid species and shrimps. The Greenland halibut, lives both on the seabed and in the higher layers of the open sea. On the steep coasts of Scandinavian countries, the fish is often seen perpendicular, with its head up towards the surface of the water. The Norwegian spawning areas are located mainly in the upper part of the continental shelf of Vesteralen and extend to Bear Island.