- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Subphylum: Vertebrata
- Superclass: Gnathostomata
- Class: Actinopterygii
- Order: Pleuronectiformes
- Family: Scophthalmidae
- Scientific name: Phrynorhombus norvegicus
- Norwegian: småvar
This is a beautiful, left-eyed topknot. Unfortunately it does not grow longer than 13 cm, so it is easily overlooked. The color seems to adapt to the surroundings, but different shades of pink or light brown is common. The body is slender, almost oval shaped.
The Norwegian topknot is often seen on rocky substrate where brown and pink colors dominate. It prefers depths between 5 and 50 meters, but has been registered as deep as 200 meters.
It is registered on Iceland and along the European coasts from Murmansk to the Bay of Biscay.