Odondebuenia balearica

Author: (Pellegrin and Fage, 1907)

Odondebuenia balearica (Pellegrin and Fage, 1907)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Odondebuenia balearica (Pellegrin and Fage, 1907) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: see genus. Dl VI; D2 I + 10 (9-10); A I + 9 (9-10); P 15 (14-16). Scales in lateral series 28-30 (24-32). Vertebrae 28. Colour: male blood-red, with narrow, vertical, bluish bands across sides, lacking in female. Size: to 3.2 cm.

Habitat: offshore, coralline grounds and Cladophora turf, 25-70 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: male sexually mature at 1.9 cm.
Distribution: Mediterranean.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). Miller and Tortonese, 1968: 348.