Diplecogaster pectoralis Briggs, 1955
photo by Reiner, F.

Family:  Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits), subfamily: Lepadogastrinae
Max. size:  2.23 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 1 - 183 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Canary Islands, Cape Verde, and Azores.
Biology:  Occurs on hard bottom on the outer shelf; taken with the alga Hildenbrandtia (Ref. 4489).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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