Lepadogaster purpurea (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
photo by Furlan, B.

Family:  Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits), subfamily: Lepadogastrinae
Max. size:  7.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: from Scotland to Senegal, the Canary islands and Madeira islands and the Mediterranean, at least as far east as Genoa (Italy).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs on rocky, seaweed covered shores, particularly among small boulders. Most common in the intertidal zone amongst the algae Himanthalia and Laminaria (Ref. 4489).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 May 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.02.96
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.01.16

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