Gaidropsarus guttatus (Collett, 1890)
Spotted rockling
Gaidropsarus guttatus
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Gaidropsaridae (Rocklings)
Max. size:  32.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 5 - 10 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0
Biology:  Juveniles are found in intertidal rock-pools while adults occur in sublittoral areas (Ref. 79721). Feed on decapod crustaceans and algae (Ref. 3663).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 23 January 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 04.10.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.07.16
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 27.08.94

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