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Author: Jordan, 1891

Symphodus (Crenilabrus) doderleini Jordan, 1891

Diagnosis: body rather slender. Head length greater than body depth. Snout longer than post-orbital. Mouth rather large. Minute teeth (36/6 11). A few (3-6) cephalic pores on snout. Lips with 7-10 folds. Dorsal finrays XIII-XVI + 9-11; anal finrays 111 + 8-10. Scales along lateral line (30) 33-36, on temporo-occipital surface 3-4; rows of scales above lateral line 3.5, on cheek 3-4, behind eye 1-2. Gillrakers 13-15. Vertebrae 33. Colour: sexual dimorphism. Urogenital papilla dark in female, paler in male. Coloration of male more brilliant in spawning season. Colour pattern (see key to species). A black spot on caudal peduncle, just above lateral line. Size: to 10 cm SL.

Habitat: Iittoral, in eel-grass beds (2 40 m). Food: bryozoans, worms, small molluscs and amphipods. Reproduction: north-western Mediterranean in May-July.

Distribution: Mediterranean (absent from Golfe du Lion), Marmara Sea.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Quignard, 1971: 77-78, fig. 1.
Otoliths (sagitta). Sanz Echeverría, 1937: 41, pl. 2 (fig. 18-20) | Chaine, 1942: 65, pl. 3.

Symphodus doderleini