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Chirolophis ascanii Yarrell's blenny


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lexID:
4941 
AphiaID:
127071 
Scientific:
Chirolophis ascanii 
German:
Stachelrückenschleimfisch 
English:
Yarrell's Blenny 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Stichaeidae (Family) > Chirolophis (Genus) > ascanii (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Walbaum, ), 1792 
Occurrence:
Canada , East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, Iceland, North Atlantic Ocean, Scandinavia, the British Isles, the Faroe Islands, the Isle of Man 
Size:
6.89" - 9.84" (17.5cm - 25cm) 
Temperature:
44.6 °F - 53.6 °F (7°C - 12°C) 
Food:
Algae, Aquatic plant, Cnidaria, Hydrozoa polyps, Invertebrates, Krill, Mysis, Schrimps, Sea squirts, Snails, Sponges, Worms, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-01-04 22:13:42 

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(Walbaum, 1792)

Distribution:
Northeast Atlantic: Norwegian coast to Finmarken and Waranger Fjord, occasionally Murman coast, rare in Skagerrak, Kattegat and Öresund, around Helgoland, also British Isles; also the Orkneys, Faroes, Shetlands and Iceland.
Northwest Atlantic: Canada

Biology:
Usually over rocks and among seaweeds, never in intertidal zone, at 20 m, but descends from 100-280 m. Benthic. Feeds on bottom invertebrates (small mollusks, polychaetes, hydroids, sponges), also algae

Synonymised taxa:
Blenniops ascanii (Walbaum, 1792)
Blennius gattorugine ascanii Walbaum, 1792
Blennius gattorugine var. ascanii Walbaum, 1792
Blennius pennantii Yarrell, 1835
Blennius yarellii Valenciennes, 1836
Carelophus ascanii (Walbaum, 1792)
Carelophus stroemii (Valenciennes, 1836)
Centronotus brosme Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Chirolophus ascani (Walbaum, 1792) (misspelling)
Chriolophis ascanii (Walbaum, 1792) (misspelling)
Gunnellus stroemii Valenciennes, 1836

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