Lepidotrigla dieuzeidei

Author: Audoin in Blanc and Hureau, 1973

Lepidotrigla dieuzeidei Audoin in Blanc and Hureau, 1973

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Lepidotrigla dieuzeidei Blanc and Hureau, 1973 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: head large, bony, with many spines and ridges; occipital groove behind eyes not deeply marked and without spines; no spines in front of eyes; preorbital bones (rostrum) with several spines nearly equal in size; cleithral spine shorter than 13% SL; presence of teeth on vomer. First dorsal fin with 8 or 9 spines; second dorsal and anal fins with 1416 rays; longest free ray of pectoral fin long, reaching to anus. Breast scaleless; body scales longer than wide, feebly ctenoid and deciduous. Vertebrae 30-32. Total gillrakers on first gillarch 6-8. Colour: red dorsally and pale ventrally; pectoral fin blackish distally. Size: to 15 cm, usually to 10 cm.

Habitat: sandy and muddy bottoms from 60 to 250 m depth. Food: crustaceans, mainly amphipods. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: in eastern Atlantic from south of Spain to Mauritania; western Mediterranean from southern coasts of France to Tunisia, Sicily .

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). Kartas, 1971: 43, fig. 13B.