Liparis montagui

Author: Donovan, 1804

Liparis montagui Donovan, 1804

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Liparis montagui (Donovan, 1804) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: peritoneum pale. Anal finrays 22-25. Dorsal finrays 28-30. Gill-slit does not usually overlap base of pectoral fin. Anal fin reaches only to base of caudal fin. Size: to 100 mm.

Habitat: benthic from intertidal to 30 m, often under stones or clinging to algae. Food: primarily crustaceans, intertidally— gammarid amphipods, subtidally—shrimps and small crabs. Reproduction: spawns during February-April; yellowish to pinkish eggs (1.0 1.2 mm diameter) deposited on algae and hatch after 6 weeks; larvae pelagic.

Distribution: North Sea, around the British Isles, Norwegian Sea, southwestern Barents Sea and around southern Iceland.

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