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Author: Günther, 1862

Phrynorhombus norvegicus Günther, 1862

Diagnosis: head profile smoothly rounded. Scales on both sides large, with minute spines. Lateral line with 46-52 scales. Colour: brownish with irregular darker markings; dark brown patches also on fins. Size: to about 12 cm SL.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see genus.

Distribution: off Iceland and from Murman coast to Bay of Biscay.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Ehrenbaum, 1905: 210 -214, fig. 81 | Petersen, 1909: 1, pl. I (fig. 13-19) | Norman, 1934: 276 (references).
Otoliths (sagitta). Chaine, 1936: 90, pl. VI | Schmidt, 1968: 59.

Norwegian topknot (Phrynorhombus norvegicus)