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Author: Bonnaterre, 1788

Phrynorhombus regius Bonnaterre, 1788

Diagnosis: head profile notched in front of upper eye. Small and heavily toothed scales with rasp-like surface on eyed side; also ctenoid scales on blind side. Lateral line with 72-80 scales. Colour: brownish with irregular dark spots and blotches and 4 distinct, round, dark spots. Size: to about 20 cm SL.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see genus.

Distribution: from the British Isles to Gibraltar and in the Mediterranean.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Ehrenbaum, 1905: 214-216 | Petersen, 1909 | Padoa, 1956: 829-830.
Otoliths (sagitta). Chaine, 1936: 96, pl. VI.

Eckstroms topknot (Phrynorhombus regius)