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  • snout rounded, overhanging
    top lip wrinkled
    D: deep notch
    LL: short arch over pectoral
    Entomacrodus chiostictus, Rock blenny, Notchfin blenny
    lower head - thin bars
    flank - row square dark blotches
  • eye: 1 bushy cirrus
    head: orange dots
    D: deep notch, front - black spot
    Hypleurochilus pseudoaequipinnis, Atlantic oyster blenny
    both jaws - rear canine
    gill opening at side only
    male: grey, orange spots upper body
    female: 6 dark blotches + orange spots
  • eye: 1 branched cirrus
    head: dark spots, pale oblique bar behind eye
    D: shallow notch
    Hypsoblennius brevipinnis, Barnaclebill blenny
    no canines
  • nape: warts, side groove to eye
    eye: tuft small cirri
    lower head: dark & light bars
    body: wavy dark bars
    D: shallow notch
    Hypsoblennius caulopus, Tidepool blenny
    no canines
  • eye: 1 simple cirrus
    lower head: red bars
    D: front - white blotch + 2 red spots
    flank: row white blotches
    no canines
  • 1 bushy eye cirrus
    eye: 2 bars under, crescent behind
    D: ~ no notch after spines
    mottled brown, saddles under D
    Hypsoblennius jenkinsi, Mussel blenny
    no canines
  • eye: 1 short branched cirrus
    dark bar behind eye
    front D - elongate dark blotch
    back - dark + network pale spots
    D & A join C
    Hypsoblennius maculipinna, Fin-spot blenny
    no canines
  • eye cirrus - 1 bushy
    groove: nape to eye
    D: almost no notch
    back: 6-7 dark saddles
    Hypsoblennius paytensis, Peruvian blenny
    eye: brown blotch + blue spot behind, 3-4 bars under
    no canines
  • 2 slender eye cirri
    iris orange
    D: with notch
    back: 5 red-brown bars
    Hypsoblennius proteus, Variable blenny, Socorro blenny
    behind eye: white bordered pale oblique bar
    no canines
  • 1 eye cirrus with 0-6 side branches
    dark spots on snout, head with orange marks
    D distinctly notched, soft part higher
    no canines
    LL ends under last D ray
  • eye: 1 cirrus long, branched
    D: high, origin over preopercle, no notch
    Hypsoblennius striatus, Striated blenny
    large dark blotch behind eye
    no canines
    lower body: many thin wavy dark bars
  • eye cirrus: 1, leaflike
    under eye: dark Y bar
    D: flap on 1st spine, elongate blotch at front in male
    body - 2 rows ~ 8 blotches
    Lupinoblennius vinctus, Atlantic mangrove blenny
    both jaws: 1 rear canine
    gill openings extend under throat
  • nape cirri: 9.7 (6-14)
    D2 23 (22-24); A 24 (23-25)
    Ophioblennius clippertonensis, Clipperton fanged-blenny
  • nape cirri: ~12 (8-19)
    D2 22 (21-23); A 23 (22-24)
    Ophioblennius steindachneri, Panamic fanged-blenny, Large-banded fanged-blenny
  • groove: nape to eye; eye: 1 many-branched cirrus
    D: no notch, black blotch at front
    mottled, saddles on back; A: dark outer line
    Parahypsos piersoni, Slender blenny
    no canines
    gill opening - side only
  • very elongate
    snout conical, overhanging
    D: long, low, no notch, dark + blue margin
    body: brown, yellow & white stripes
    Plagiotremus azaleus, Sabertooth blenny
    large canines front lower jaw
  • cirri: eye - 1 branched, nape - 1 pair clusters
    black blotch behind eye
    D shallow notch, dark + red margin
    body: dense dark spots
    Scartichthys gigas, Giant blenny
    no canines
    gill opening not restricted to side
    LL complete, bent