• Norwegian: flekket fløyfisk


The spotted dragonet is smaller than the common dragonet, males may reach a body length of 15 cm, the females 11 cm. The second dorsal fin has a number of dark spots. The snout is slightly shorter than the eye diameter and significantly shorter than the snout of the common dragonet. Furthermore it lacks blue markings on the back.


It thrives on slightly deeper water than the common dragonet, appearing most frequently between 30 and 650 meters. It is often found partially buried in sand or muddy substrate.


It can be found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, from Norway to Senegal, and in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.