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Location: Eastern Atlantic: Wadden Sea southward to the
Gulf of Guinea, Canary Islands and along the African coast to Guinea.
Also in the Mediterranean.
Environment: shallow inshore waters among algae,
may over-winter in deeper water
Availability: Not usually available
Physical Characteristics: 5 inches (7.0-13.0cm)
Coronet: narrow, ridge-like Spines: low, very low in adults
very short snout Color: bright orange, purple, brown, black,
same range as H. guttulatus they coexist
due to the varying snout lengths and the foods they target