Pomatoschistus pictus

Drawing by P. Miller

Papillae Drawing

IDENTIFICATION

Head Pores -

Scales - Predorsal area and breast naked; scales in lateral series 34-43.

Fins - D1 - VI (V-VII); D2 - I+9(7-10); anal I+8-9; pectoral 18-19(16-20)

Head - Eyes large; maxilla extending to anterior of eye;

Papillae - A longitudinal pattern with row a under eye and having a single transverse proliferation near posterior of eye; row b ending at posterior of eye; row d in two sections; transverse rows between level of row b and row d.

Color - Fawn to yellowish-olive, with coarse dark reticulation, four pale saddles across back and four 'double spots' along lateral midline; first and second dorsal fins in both sexes with at least 1 row of large dark spots, surmounted by oblique rosy bands. (Miller, 1986)

Distribution - eastern Atlantic from Norway, Spain, Canary Islands

Habitat - Found over sand and gravel to depths of 55 meters

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