Aidablennius sphynx (Valenciennes, 1836)
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Morocco. Also known from the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in very shallow, rocky, littoral zone, exposed to sunlight and surf; on horizontal, algae-covered terraces. Feed on benthic invertebrates and algae (Ref. 5981). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Males guard eggs in burrows (Ref. 5981). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.01.97
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.01.14

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