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Genus: Chasmodes, Blennies, Combtooth Blenny

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eye - simple cirrus
D X-XI, little/no notch
gill openings - side only
LL ends mid-body



Elongate, compressed; short blunt head with pointed snout and curved front profile; a single, small cirrus at eye, a filamentous flap at front nostril; teeth closely packed, no canines; gill openings restricted to sides of body by fusion of gill cover membranes to throat; dorsal fin with at most a slight notch between spiny & soft parts, X-XI spines; tail fin with 10-11 segmented rays; pectoral usually 12; fin rays unbranched, except on tail fin; lateral line ends about mid-body; no scales.

A genus with three species, all endemic to the NW Atlantic.