dwarf owl

Latin: Taurulus bubalis
17 cm
Distinctive bottom fish. Hard bottom from the barge and down to 30 meters.
In the eastern Atlantic from Portgual to the Kola Peninsula. Scattered populations in the Mediterranean. Found along the entire Norwegian coast.
Benthic animals and small fish.
Facts about dwarf owl

The dwarf sculpin can be distinguished from the other sculpin species by the flap of skin at the corner of the mouth and one long spine on the gill cover. The colors can vary widely, it can be purple, pink, red, yellow, brown or green.

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