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Phrynorhombus norvegicus

(G√ľnther, 1862)


Erling Svensen My favorite fish again - Phrynorhombus norvegicus. From Egersund harbour - 6 meter of seawater and only 5 degrees temp. Celcius.

O Gajo Dos Olivais wow, that must be hard to see. great catch

Erling Svensen Yes, hard to see, but experience too.

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 14 Dec 2012
Erling Svensen My favorite fish - Phrynorhombus norvegicus - from yesterdays dive at Lysefjord, Norway....

Wendy Northway very colourful!

Erling Svensen Your name feels very common. Just take the t and h away, and you get Norway ;-). This fish, Norway tobknow - is just amazing.

Wendy Northway despite it's feel, Northway is a very uncommon name with uncertain origins. One of the theories is that it came across from Scandinavia!

Erling Svensen So you are really a Viking....

Wendy Northway no I married one!

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 04 Dec 2012
Rudolf Svensen Colourful fish from cold water. From Tuesdays dive in Lysefjord. Norways smallest flatfish Norwegian Topknot (Phrynorhombus norvegicus). Quite common and they come in all colours except blue. This was a very nice one. It came from these pink algaes to check me out as I was photographing a goby. Nikon D300 in Subal housing 2 subtronic flashes, iso 200, f36, 60 mm Micro Nikkor, manual settings

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 24 May 2012
Erling Svensen My favorite fish (and it even have a norwegian name), the Phrynorhombus norvegicus, from todays dive. This fish has so many colours, just amazing. I can not pass it without framing this very tine flounder.

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Pleuronectiformes (Order)
              Scophthalmidae (Family)
                Phrynorhombus (Genus)
                  Phrynorhombus norvegicus (Species)
Associated Species