Diplecogaster bimaculata (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Two-spotted clingfish
photo by Salesjö, A.

Family:  Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits), subfamily: Lepadogastrinae
Max. size:  6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean Sea and north-eastern Atlantic (Norway and Faroes south to Gibraltar).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-7; Anal soft rays: 4-7. Body elongated and flattened with red spot on each side, near the tip of dorsal fins. Minute gill openings (Ref. 35388).
Biology:  Trawled over soft mud bottom. Feeds mainly on benthic organisms (Ref. 12577). Inhabits shallow water on rocky bottoms and bivalve banks. Spawns in June - July, egg measures 1.5 mm. Larvae are pelagic (Ref. 35388).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 May 2013 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 19.10.20
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 25.08.94

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