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

 Family:  Lotidae (Hakes and burbots)
 Max. size:  32.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; 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  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 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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