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Species: Labrisomus striatus, Green blenny

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behind eye: 2 oblique bars
D: front spines shortest, membranes indented
body - thin dark stripes
LL 42-44
A 17

Labrisomus striatus Hubbs, 1953

Green 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; nape cirri short (~`2/3 length of opercle); mouth large, slightly oblique, top rear jawbone exposed, not in a sheath; no enlarged canine behind patch of small teeth on each side of upper and lower jaw; dorsal fin XVIII, 10, membranes between anterior dorsal spines deeply incised; first dorsal spine short, less than width of eye diameter, fin notched between spines and rays; anal rays II, 17; pectoral rays 13; 3 pelvic soft rays; 42-44 lateral line scales; head scaleless, except a few scales present on upper margin of gill cover and on upper cheek.

Female: body light brownish with series of thin dark stripes between scale rows; large red-brown spots scattered on sides; head paler, with pair of brown bars obliquely down and back from eye, male: body greenish, with similar pattern of lines and bars as in female.

Size: grows to at least 6 cm.

Habitat: weed-covered rocky shallows.

Depth: 1-9 m.

Central Gulf of California to southern Mexico.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Bony fishes
  • Data
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Mobile benthic worms
Egg Type
  • Benthic
  • Pelagic larva
  • No data
Global Endemism
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • East Pacific endemic
  • All species
Regional Endemism
  • Cortez + Mexican provinces endemic
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • TEP endemic
  • Continent only
  • All species
  • Continent
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 6
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Depth Range Max
  • 9