Malacoctenus africanus Cadenat, 1951
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
Max. size:  7.35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: known only from the islands of GorĂ©e and N'Gor (Senegal).
Biology:  Occurs in shallow coastal waters with rocky substrate (Ref. 7404), both during the spawning season and outside of it; it is less cryptic than Malacoctenus carrowi (Ref. 98055).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 21 March 2011 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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