The map shows the distribution of Atlantic Halibut. Latin name: Hippoglossus hippoglossus Family: Pleuronectidae (flounder family) Living Area: Young halibut live along the coast in relatively shallow water. Older, larger halibut also occur in the open ocean. Distribution: Occur on both sides of the North Atlantic; offshore Newfoundland and Labrador; from Cape Cod (USA) to the northwest coast of Greenland; off East Greenland and Iceland; from Svalbard to Novaya Zemlya; and southward towards Biscay. Spawning Area: Takes place at 300-700 m depth; in deep pits on the fishing banks along the coast and fjord areas.