Topknot - Zeugopterus Punctatus

Topknot - Zeugopterus Punctatus

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Species Compatibility

All Wrasse Species

Suitable DisplayShoreline Tank
Reef Tank
Harbour Wall Tank


There is dark band across eyes and changes colours to suit its surroundings.
Left eyed flatfish, normally grey to brown is colour.
Lives amongst rocks unlike most flat fish clinging to boulders.


The topknot is usually found beneath boulders or overhangs in rock, on the low shore or on the sides of rock faces which surround weedy areas.

Species fact

Widespread around the coasts of Britain and Ireland apart from the east coast of England.