Body long, slender, eel-like, with long-based dorsal and anal-fins united with the tail; pelvic fins reduced to a tiny sucking disc on the underside behind the gill slit; pectoral fins absent; head short with a single sensory pore above and behind the eye; mouth small, just reaching to below front of eye. Plain or mottled greenish to brownish, often with large blackish spots or blotches along midsides
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What habitats does Alabes dorsalis live in?
Abundant in shallow inshore waters including rock-pools, among algae, rocky rubble and shells
What is the distribution of Alabes dorsalis?
South-eastern Australia including Tasmania
How big does Alabes dorsalis grow?
Can grow to around 12cm
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