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Parablennius gattorugine  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Tompot blenny
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Portugal country information

Common names: Lula, Marachomba-babosa, Murtefuge
Occurrence: native
Salinity: brackish
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: This species is present only in mainland Portugal (Ref. 13612). Although older papers reported this species from the Azores and Madeira islands, it has been concluded that the occurrences were misidentifications of P. ruber (Ref. 13612). Found in Tagus estuary (Ref. 51031). Also Ref. 5981, 6265.
National Checklist: Portugal
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Oliveira, R.F., V.C. Almada, A.J. Almeida, R.S. Santos and E.J. Gonçalves, 1992
National Database: Portuguese Freshwater Fishes

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397); common length : 17.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397)

Environment

Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 3 - 32 m (Ref. 5981)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 59°N - 31°N, 11°W - 35°E

Distribution

Northeast Atlantic: Atlantic coast from Ireland to Morocco; also in the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Marmora. This species is present only in mainland Portugal (Ref. 13612). Although older papers reported this species from the Azores and Madeira, it has been concluded that the occurrences were misidentifications of Parablennius ruber (Ref. 13612).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-20; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19 - 23. Gill membranes not forming fold across isthmus. Tentacles on nasal openings and above eyes. No canine teeth in upper jaw. Dentaries joined by ligament. Frontals not covered by parietals. Spawning males chocolate-brown, with bulb glands on spiny anal fin rays. Lateral line continuous with branches but discontinuous posteriorly.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Active mainly during dusk and dawn (Ref. 5204). Adults live in rocky while young are found in shallow water in the seaweed zone. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Spawn in March - May. Male guards the eggs from several females, until larvae about 1 month (Ref. 35388). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.6   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=1)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (21 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown