Clinitrachus argentatus (Risso, 1810)
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Clinidae (Clinids)
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: Atlantic coast of Morocco and Portugal; Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara and Bosporus Strait.
Biology:  Inhabits shallow water between dense algal growth. Feeds on bottom invertebrates.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 November 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 25.10.90
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.09.92

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