Phrynorhombus norvegicus (G√ľnther, 1862)
Norwegian topknot
Phrynorhombus norvegicus
photo by Svensen, E.

 Family:  Scophthalmidae (Turbots)
 Max. size:  12 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 10 - 200 m
 Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: off Iceland and from Murman coast to Bay of Biscay.
 Diagnosis:  Rough scales on both sides. Dorsal fin origin above upper eye. Pelvic and anal fins not used (Ref. 35388).
 Biology:  Occurs on rocky bottoms between 10 and 180 m. Feeds on small fish and invertebrates (Ref. 4703). Spawns in April - July (Ref. 35388).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 04.03.91
 Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 15.10.16

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