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Zeugopterus punctatus  (Bloch, 1787)

Topknot
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Scophthalmidae (Turbots)
Etymology: Zeugopterus: Greek, zygon = yoke + Greek, pteron = wing, fin.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal, usually 1 - 40 m (Ref. 35388).   Temperate; 64°N - 43°N, 8°W - 14°E

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North Atlantic: Trondheim to the Bay of Biscay (4703); including Newfoundland, Canada (Ref. 36223).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4703)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dark coloration, marbled and with spots. Body oval, pelvic and anal fins used. Scales on the eyed side with fine spiny outgrowths, which are like rough fur to the touch (Ref. 35388).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives on stony or rocky ground in the algal zone, and feeds on small fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 4703). Spawns in March - June (Ref. 35388).

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Nielsen, J.G., 1986. Scophthalmidae. p. 1287-1293. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 3. (Ref. 4703)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7520   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00620 - 0.02557), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.66 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .