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Genus: Coralliozetus, Tube-Blennies


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head short, blunt
eye cirri: 1-2 simple
D XVII-XXI, 10-13, notch
center top lip - notch
side roof mouth - 1 row teeth
pectoral ~13

CORALLIOZETUS

TUBE-BLENNIES

Elongate; head short, blunt, not spiny on top; simple cirri at nostrils; 1-2 unbranched cirri on each eye, none on nape; notch at middle of top lip; 1 row of teeth on each side of roof of mouth; dorsal fin XVII-XXI, 10-13, notch between spines and rays, fin often higher at front in male; pectoral ~13; pelvics I (internal), 2-3, inserted before pectoral base; all fin rays unbranched; no lateral line; no scales; sexes strongly different in color.

A neotropical genus with 6 species; 1 endemic is present in the Greater Caribbean.