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Species: Labrisomus socorroensis, Misspelled blenny, Socorro blenny

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body: 4 bars
fins: irregular bars
D ocellus at front
male red
cheeks & operculum edge scaly
LL 67-68
A 18

Labrisomus socorroensis Hubbs, 1953

Misspelled blenny, Socorro blenny

Body robust; head broad, snout blunt; eye large; nostrils with cirri; a branched cirrus over each eye; large bunch of heavily branched cirri on each side of nape; eye & nape cirri long (> 1/2 length of opercle): mouth large, slightly oblique, top rear jawbone exposed, not in a sheath; roof of mouth with no teeth on sides but a row of large teeth at front; dorsal fin XVII, front spines not long, 11, notched between spines and rays; anal rays II, 18; pectoral rays 14(13-15); 3 pelvic soft rays; 67-68 lateral line scales; head scaleless, except for a large patch of scales on cheek and entire top edge of gill cover scaly, inner 1/3 of tail & pectoral fins scaly, patch of scales on membrane between each dorsal & anal ray; in lateral line at rear each scale covers the front pore of the scale behind it.

Head spotted above, mottled below, with faint double bar from eye to corner of preopercle; body with 4 distinct dark bars, with 5 less distinct bars between, before & after them; dorsal fin with ocellus between 2nd & 3rd spines, spines behind with extensions of body bars, soft fin with rows of spots angled down and back; anal with same pattern as soft dorsal; tail with cross-hatched pattern of spots; pectoral & pelvics dusky, with dark bar on pectoral base; male: body, head & fins uniformly brick red.

Size: 13 cm.

Habitat: shallow and rocky.

Depth: 1-10 m?

The Revillagigedo Islands.

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  • Marine Only
  • Marine
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Rocks
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef only
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • No data
  • Benthic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • East Pacific endemic
Regional Endemism
  • TEP oceanic island (s) endemic
  • Island (s) only
  • All species
  • Island (s)
  • TEP endemic
  • Revillagigedo Islands endemic
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
IUCN Red List
  • Vulnerable
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 13
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Depth Range Max
  • 10