Microlipophrys dalmatinus (Steindachner & Kolombatovic, 1883)
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  5.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 2 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: off Portugal; also in the Mediterranean Sea.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults occur on filamentous algae-covered rocky terraces; occasionally in brackish water (Ref. 5981). Predominantly active during sunlight; otherwise found in piddock holes or barnacle shells (Ref. 5981). They feed on benthic meiofauna, especially harpacticoids; also 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). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 March 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 19.05.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 02.05.16

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