Is this a halibut ?

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Was at the Alaska Public Lands place. And saw this . They have it listed as a halibut. To me it looks more like a arrow tooth.
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Halibut do have small teeth. They've torn me up pretty good on occasion when reaching in for a hook and they decide to chomp down. The gills have really torn me up too.
 

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Arrowtooth's eye doesn't migrate all the way around… kinda gets stuck teetering just past the dorsal ridge.

 

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Can't quite tell on the size but I believe arrowtooth only get to about 15 or 20 pounds. I caught my fair share of them last year as they took over my halibut hole.
 

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I have caught hundreds o those when I chartered out of homer that is most definetly an arrow tooth flounder.
 

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It would help to see the tail, but the head and especially the eyes are waaaay wrong for arrowtooth flounder. I admit the t-dermist got carried away with the teeth, but it's a halibut.
 

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The corner of the mouth on Arrowtooth extends past the eye. It stops short of the eye on Halibut.
Halibut usually aren't as toothy but I caught a small one in Ketchikan last fall that had teeth like an Arrowtooth but the corner of the mouth stopped where it should for a Halibut. I asked the crew at Cedar's Lodge if it was an Arrowtooth or a Halibut and they immediately stated "Halibut".
 
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