Parablennius pilicornis

Author: (Cuvier, 1829)

Parablennius pilicornis (Cuvier, 1829)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Parablennius pilicornis (Cuvier, 1829) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: dorsal finrays XII + 21; anal finrays II + 23; pectoral finrays 14; pelvic finrays I + 3. Colour: variable, mostly 'spot pattern'; basically yellowish-green and body and dorsal fin with irregular dark brown spots. Spawning males with bulb glands on spiny anal finrays. Size: to 11 cm.

Habitat: rocky shores, often at steep walls of surf-exposed sites, from 0.3 to 6 m. Food: invertebrates, especially polychaetes. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: Mediterranean (Spain, Morocco, Algeria, France, Baleares, Scicily), eastern Atlantic from Portugal to South Africa and off Brazil.

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