Lepadogaster zebrina

Author: Lowe, 1839

Lepadogaster zebrina Lowe, 1839

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Lepadogaster zebrina Lowe, 1839 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: body moderately depressed, depth 4.8-5.3 (m = 5.0) times in SL; well-developed spatulate snout. Membrane of dorsal and anal fins broadly connected to caudal fin. Flattened papillae in 3-4 rows across width of disc region A; 4 across width of disc region B. Dorsal finrays 15-18 (m = 17); anal finrays 9-11; pectoral finrays 20-22; caudal finrays 10-13 (m = 12). Length of disc 3.2-3.6 (m = 3.4) times in SL. Colour: much red coloration including an almost vertical series of stripes on sides of body; sometimes a light-coloured V on top of head with open end facing snout. Size: to 54 mm SL.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: Madeira and the Canaries.

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