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Perciformes  -  Labrisomidae  -  Paraclinus  -  Paraclinus monophthalmus

Paraclinus monophthalmus

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nape cirrus: small triangle
D:1ray,  border white

black blotch top operculum
A dark, white margin
LL 36-40


Paraclinus monophthalmus (Günther, 1861)

One-eyed blenny

Elongate, snout bluntly pointed; cirri present on nostril, above eye (branched), and on nape (narrow triangular flap); opercle with a distinct spiny projection; dorsal fin XXVIII-XXX, 1, 1st  spine < 10% of SL; front 3 spines elevated then a deep notch before 4th  spine, membrane between 3rd  and 4th  dorsal spines usually attached well below midpoint of 4th  spine; anal rays II, 19-21; pectoral rays 11-14; pelvic I, 3; all fin rays unbranched; lateral-line scales 36-40; no skin flaps on scales.

Greyish to blackish; with faint dark bars on side; a black spot on upper part of gill cover; dorsal fin with broad white margin and ocellus on rear half; anal fin dark, with thin white margin; tail fin clear, with black bar at base.

Size: attains 8.5 cm.

Habitat: relatively rare, found in shallow weedy areas.

Depth: 0-5 m.

El Salvador to Panama.

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