Alabes parvulus McCulloch, 1909, rock pools near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
Elongate and eel-like body with reduced fins. Vestigial sucking disc. Grows to 1.9 in (5 cm) in length.
Temperate waters of southern Australia and Norfolk Island.
Inhabits the intertidal zone. Found in tide pools, in brown seaweed beds and under rocks, to a depth of 20 ft (6 m).
Poorly known. Has been found in small groups of three to six individuals, and social interactions may be expected to take place regularly.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Feeds upon small benthic invertebrates.
Largely unknown. Spawning is probably seasonal, during warmer months, and is paired with the deposition of demersal eggs. Larvae are probably planktonic.
Not listed by the IUCN.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
May be collected infrequently for aquaria.
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