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Lepadogaster purpurea  (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Cornish sucker
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes (Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits) > Gobiesocinae
Etymology: Lepadogaster: Greek, lepas, -ados = limpet + Greek, gaster = stomach (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Subtropical; 61°N - 14°N

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Eastern Atlantic: from Scotland to Senegal, the Canary islands and Madeira islands and the Mediterranean, at least as far east as Genoa (Italy).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4489)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on rocky, seaweed covered shores, particularly among small boulders. Most common in the intertidal zone amongst the algae Himanthalia and Laminaria (Ref. 4489).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Henriques, M., R. Lourenco, F. Almada, G. Calado, D. Gonçalves, T. Guillemaud, M.L. Cancela and V.C. Almada, 2002. A revision of the status of Lepadogaster lepadogaster (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae): sympatric subspecies or a long misunderstood blend of species? Biol. J. Linnean Soc. 76:327-338. (Ref. 106293)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00238 - 0.01266), b=3.11 (2.91 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .