Our animals

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The Pond

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Sturgeon

Danish stream

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Herrings in the Sound

Boulder reef in the Sound

Stone reefs and jellyfish

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Corkwing wrasse

Corkwing wrasse

Ballan wrasse

Ballan wrasse

Cuckoo wrasse

Cuckoo wrasse

Cuckoo wrasse

Cuckoo wrasse

Goldsinny-wrasse

Goldsinny-wrasse

Three-spined stickleback

Three-spined stickleback

Lumpsucker

Lumpsucker

Tadpole fish

Tadpole fish

Topknot

Topknot

Greater weever

Greater weever

Eelpout

Eelpout

Shorthorn sculpin

Shorthorn sculpin

Green crab

Green crab

Edible crab

Edible crab

Common starfish

Common starfish

Edible sea urchin

Edible sea urchin

Dahlia anemone

Dahlia anemone

Plumose sea anemone

Plumose sea anemone

Common whelk

Common whelk

Topknot

Topknot

Facts

LatinZeugopterus punctatus
Size25 cm
FoodSmall fish and crustaceans
HabitatBoulder and rock reefs
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationNorth East Atlantic
Map

Eyes on the same side of the head

The topknot looks weird with its eyes on the same side of its head. But it is practical. This way, the fish can lie down burrowed into the bottom and still see what's going on around it. Flatfish usually have eyes on the right or left side of the head. The topknot have eyes on the left hand side.


Sandy bottom

Eelgrass in the Sound

Faroese bird cliff

Seaotter

Pacific octopus

Japanese spider crab

American lobster