Alabes dorsalis (Richardson, 1845)
Common shore-eel
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Family:  Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits), subfamily: Cheilobranchinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 10 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from southern Western Australia to southern Queensland, including Tasmania.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. Rays (7-8) present only in caudal fin. Pelvic fins tiny and vestigial sucking disk present. Color variable, from brown to green to orange, often bright; with or without spots or ocelli in series along sides.
Biology:  Intertidal and up to 10 m depth (Ref. 9002); found under rocks (Ref. 9002) and, reef and weed areas (Ref. 33839, 56640).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 09.02.99
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 04.05.06

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