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Parablennius gattorugine  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Tompot blenny
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Parablennius: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 3 - 32 m (Ref. 5981).   Subtropical; 59°N - 31°N, 11°W - 35°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397); common length : 17.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

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.

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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).

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).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Wheeler, A., 1992. A list of the common and scientific names of fishes of the British Isles. J. Fish Biol. 41(1):1-37. (Ref. 5204)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

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   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00763 - 0.02078), b=3.11 (2.96 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.3 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.