Dialommus macrocephalus (Günther, 1861)
Foureye rockskipper
Dialommus macrocephalus
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Baja California, Mexico to Colombia.
Biology:  Intertidal, actively shuttling back and forth between rock pools and air (Ref. 31184). Feeds on invertebrates (Ref. 31184), also, crabs; with acute vision to detect prey in the air (Ref. 94105). Breathes air (Ref. 31184) and can remain out of water for 1.5-4 hours if kept moist (Ref. 51276).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.03.98
Modified by: Hilomen, Teresa - 07.10.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 08.06.04

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