Thorogobius ephippiatus

top photo by J. Van Tassell
bottom photo by Peter Wirtz
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Papillae Drawing

IDENTIFICATION

Head Pores - Cephalic head canal with pores B',C(S),D(S),E,F,G,H' and K',L'

Scales - Scales in lateral series 36-38(33-42).

Fins - D1 - VI; D2 - I+11(10-12); anal I+10; pectoral 17-19(17-20).

Head -

Papillae - A transverse pattern with vertical rows under eye extending from orbit to row d; two rows under row b, row 5i extending from row b to row d and row 6i extending from row b to below the level of row d; row b long extending from below pupil to near preopercle.

Color - A translucent white with large orange to brown spots covering the body.

Distribution - eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean including Maderia and the Canary Islands.

Habitat - In the Canaries they are found in small caves and crevices with sand bottoms to depths of 200 feet.

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