Gaidropsarus insularum Sivertsen, 1945
Comb rockling
photo by SFSA

Family:  Gaidropsaridae (Rocklings)
Max. size:  34 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine, non-migratory
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: South Africa, Tristan da Cunha, and Gough Island. Western Indian Ocean: St. Paul and Amsterdam Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 50-54. 2nd dorsal fin with 62-64 soft rays.
Biology:  Found in tide pools.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 04.10.93
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.12.96
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.12.96

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