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Genus: Protemblemaria, Chameleon Blenny, Tube-Blennies


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each eye: 2 highly branched cirri
nape - pair fleshy ridges
D XIX-XXI, 13-17
pectoral ~15

PROTEMBLEMARIA

TUBE-BLENNIES

Body elongate; head rounded, blunt, its top not spiny; 2 bushy, deeply branched cirri over each eye, none on nape; nape with 2 fleshy ridges; 1 row of teeth on each side of roof of mouth; dorsal fin XIX-XXII, 13-17, little or no notch between spiny and soft parts; pectoral fin ~15; pelvics I (internal), 2-3, inserted before pectoral base; all fin rays unbranched; no lateral line; no scales.

A neotropical genus with 3 species; 1 endemic in our region.