Species Symphodus cinereus

Small fish, from 8 to 15 cm. Colour varies from ash grey to beige, sometimes yellow to green. Depending on the season, shows two longitudinal dark lines, males show a black spot on the first rays of dorsal fin, when protecting the nest they are mottled. Have a black spot at the base of the caudal peduncle below the lateral line.

May be confused with other Symphodus sp. with clear hue.


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Species profile
  • Is marine

Vernacular names for species Symphodus cinereus

Albanianbuzoçi i hirtëWorms
CatalanTamborerJosep Vilanova
Hebrewשפתון אפורWorms
RussianЗеленушка рябчикWorms
UkrainianЗеленушка рябчикWorms
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