The lemon sole, Microstomus kitt, is a prime food fish which is regularly seen on rocks adjacent to soft ground. It attains a length of about about 65cms and a weight of perhaps 1kg. The upper side is generally a warm brown with numerous rich brown whorls and flecks of green, yellow and white. However, it can modify these colours quite rapidly for camouflage purposes. When seen on rocks, it is sometimes confused with the common topknot (see separate picture) but the lemon sole is a less broad fish and its fringing fins do not run all the way from the tail to the head as with the topknot.
North Sea - St. Abbs Marine Reserve