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Genus: Chaenopsis, Pikeblennies, Pikeblenny

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head: no cirri
snout long, pointed
D XVII-XXI, 31-37, front often high
mouth long, passes eye



Body very elongate; head long; snout long & strongly pointed; no cirri on head; long mouth, usually reaching far behind eye, tip of lower jaw projecting; dorsal fin often elevated at front, XVII-XXI, 31-37; tail fin rounded, joined to dorsal and anal fins; pelvics I (internal), 2-3, inserted before pectoral base; all fin rays unbranched; no lateral line; no scales.

A neotropical genus with about 12 species; 6 are present, as endemics, in our region.