Parablennius parvicornis

Author: (Valenciennes, 1836)

Parablennius parvicornis (Valenciennes, 1836)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Parablennius parvicornis (Valenciennes, 1836) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: dorsal finrays XI + 22; anal finrays II + 21; pectoral finrays 13; pelvic finrays I + 3. Small teeth in front of canines. Colour: body blue-grey, white marbled. Row of dark spots on dorsal and a horizontal band on anal fin. Size: to 14 cm.

Habitat: shallow littoral zone, exposed to sunlight, between algae-covered pebbles, preferably at 0.5-1 m. Food: almost exclusively algae. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: the Azores, Madeira, the Canaries and African coast from Senegal to mouth of Congo River.

Note. Parablennius parvicornis may be a subspecies of P. sanguinolentus (Pallas, 1811).

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