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Species: Paraclinus naeorhegmis, Surf Blenny

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body: bars + row white blotches
D front spines elevated, 1 ocellus, 6 bars
A no ocellus, 4 bars

Paraclinus naeorhegmis Bohlke, 1960

Surf Blenny

Elongate, snout bluntly pointed; no barbell on tip of chin; cirri on nostrils (simple or with up to 4 finger-like projections), over eyes (tip rounded, with 4-7 lobes); 2 nape cirri, each with 2-6 finger like projections; opercle with spiny projection; dorsal fin composed primarily of flexible spines, XXVI-XXVII, with 0-2 rays, deep notch between 3rd and 4th dorsal spines, front spines elevated; pectorals usually 13; pelvic fins I (internal), 2; all fin rays unbranched; several rows of scales on pectoral base; lateral line complete, continuous, arched over pectoral fin, 29-30 scales; smooth scales on rear of body.

Brown, mottled, with 3-4 irregular dark bars on rear of body; a white blotch from behind eye to base of pectoral fin, several more whitish blotches behind that; dorsal fin with 6 dark bars (1st on the elevated front spines), anal fin with 4 dark bars; 1 small ocellus on rear 1/3 of dorsal fin, none on anal fin.

Reaches 2.8 cm.

Lives in eroded rocky areas, with algal mats and sea urchins.

Depth range: 0-7 m.

The Bahamas to the SW Caribbean.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • Submerged vegetation
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Data
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Mobile benthic worms
Egg Type
  • Benthic
  • Data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • GC endemic
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 2.8
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 7