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The Topknot (Zeugopterus punctatus) is a small fish growing to 20cm.
17 May 2007 - Zeugopterus punctatus, topknot2

Topknot - Donated Photo

IdentificationEdit

This is a left-sided flatfish with almost rectangular outline. It has rough scales on the upper surface with fine fur-like spines.

BreedingEdit

English Channel populations breed during early spring.

HabitatEdit

The Topknot inhabits rough ground, close inshore, where it uses suction to hold onto rocks.

FoodEdit

This flatfish feeds on small fish and crustaceans.

RangeEdit

Ranges throughout all UK waters.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

The Aquarium Project

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