Gaidropsarus guttatus

Author: Collett,1890

Gaidropsarus guttatus Collett,1890

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Gaidropsarus guttatus (Collett, 1890) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: a small three-bearded rockling, the head broad and rounded in cross-section. Second dorsal finrays 53-57; anal finrays 45-49. Vertebrae 47-49. Colour: back and upper flank with dark brown, sometimes reddish, blotches, as also on second dorsal fin; lower flank and belly creamy grey. Size: to 26 cm SL.

Habitat: intertidal pools and sublittorally to 5-10 m. Food: decapod crustaceans and algae. Reproduction: probably spawns in July-August, young stages unknown.

Distribution: known only from Madeira, the Azores and the Canaries.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.