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Author: Donovan, 1804

Liparis montagui Donovan, 1804

Diagnosis: peritoneum pale. Anal finrays 22-25. Dorsal finrays 28-30. Gill-slit does not usually overlap base of pectoral fin. Anal fin reaches only to base of caudal fin. Size: to 100 mm.

Habitat: benthic from intertidal to 30 m, often under stones or clinging to algae. Food: primarily crustaceans, intertidally— gammarid amphipods, subtidally—shrimps and small crabs. Reproduction: spawns during February-April; yellowish to pinkish eggs (1.0 1.2 mm diameter) deposited on algae and hatch after 6 weeks; larvae pelagic.

Distribution: North Sea, around the British Isles, Norwegian Sea, southwestern Barents Sea and around southern Iceland.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Montagu's sea snail (Liparis montagui)