Acyrtops beryllinus (Hildebrand & Ginsburg, 1927)
Emerald clingfish
photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.

Family:  Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits), subfamily: Gobiesocinae
Max. size:  2.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 1 years
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to EspĂ­rito Santo, Brazil (Ref. 57756).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Spend the entire cycle in beds of turtle grass, Thalassia (Ref. 51567) usually attached to the underside of the blades of the seagrass (Ref. 7251). Feed on small crustaceans: Isopoda, Amphipoda, Harpacticoida, and Ostracoda (Ref. 5521). Multiple spawner (Ref. 51567).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2010 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.07.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.08.94

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