Salaria basilisca (Valenciennes, 1836)
photo by Wirtz, P.

 Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
 Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 2 - 15 m
 Distribution:  Mediterranean Sea: Adriatic Sea, Tunisia (Ref. 42506), and Turkey.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Adults occur among seagrass, sometimes on rocky bottoms. Eggs produced by several females are guarded by male. Individuals are first females then change to males (Ref. 5981). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 15.02.98
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.02.14

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