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Genus: Hemiemblemaria, Wrasse Blenny

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head long, pointed, no cirri
jaws long, lower projects
dark stripe - eye to C base





Elongate; head elongate, pointed, not spiny on top; no cirri on nostrils, eyes or nape; jaws long, lower jaw projecting; top lips on sides of jaws and across front; tip of lower jaw without a pointed fleshy projection; 1 row of teeth on each side of roof of mouth; jaws with an outer row of large, curved teeth and an inner row of small teeth; dorsal fin XXI-XXIII, 17, a slight notch between spines and rays; pelvics I (internal), 2-3, inserted before pectoral base; all fin rays unbranched; no lateral line; no scales; a dark stripe from eye to tail fin base.

A genus with a single species endemic to the Greater Caribbean.