Diplecogaster bimaculata

Author: Bonnaterre, 1788

Diplecogaster bimaculata bimaculata Bonnaterre, 1788

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Diplecogaster bimaculata (Bonnaterre, 1788) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: a large fish with a long caudal peduncle. Upper attachment of axial, dermal flap opposite pectoral finrays 10-12. Dorsal finrays 5-7; anal finrays 4-6; pectoral finrays 21-25 (m = 23); caudal finrays 9-10. Length of disc 3.4-4.3 (m = 4.0) times in SL. Colour: highly variable; often 2 large red spots, 1 on each side of body near tip of pectoral fin. Size: to about 40 mm SL.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: Mediterranean from Adriatic Sea to Gibraltar and northwards to Trondheim, Norway and the Faroes.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Sparta, 1946a, Ann. 22,1, pl. 1 | Wheeler, 1969: 576.
Otoliths (sagitta). Chaine, 1958: 189, pl. V.