IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Comprehensive Description

Read full entry


Adults are found in eel-grass beds near rocks. Feed on small invertebrates (Ref. 4742). Eggs are laid in the summer in a seaweed nest (Ref. 35388). Males grow faster than females (Ref. 4792). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Used in salmon culture as cleaner fish (Helmut Tethmeyer, pers. comm.).


Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!