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Species: Paraclinus beebei, Beebe's blenny, Pink blenny

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D, A & C - white bars
D: no rays, 1st spine long, 1 ocellus
opercle & pectoral base - white spots
LL 32-35
nape & pectoral base scaleless

Paraclinus beebei Hubbs, 1952

Pink blenny, Beebe's blenny

Elongate, snout bluntly pointed; cirri on nostrils, slender cirri over eye with 1-5 hairs at tip, palm-like cirrus on nape; opercle with a distinct flattened spiny projection, its tip rounded to pointed; dorsal fin XXVI-XXIX, 0, 1st  spine long, front 3 spines elevated then a deep notch before 4th  spine; anal II, 16-18; pectoral 12-14; pelvic fin I, 3; all fin rays unbranched; lateral line scales 32-35; broad area of upper back along base of dorsal fin without scales; no scales on pectoral fin base; no skin flaps on scales.

Color variable: pink body & barred anal fin; occasionally 6 bars on body; also uniform dark brown body and fins with white bars on dorsal, anal and tail, and white blotches behind eye and on upper and lower pectoral base; black spot at rear of dorsal fin.

Size: 4.3 cm.

Habitat: rocky coastal shores.

Depth: 0-10 m.

The mouth of the Gulf of Mexico to Panama.

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  • Marine Only
  • Marine
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Reef only
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Submerged vegetation
  • Rocks
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • No data
  • Pelagic larva
  • Benthic
Global Endemism
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • East Pacific endemic
  • All species
Regional Endemism
  • TEP endemic
  • Continent only
  • All species
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • 3 provinces (Cortez + Mexican + Panamic) endemic
  • Continent
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Least concern
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 4.3
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 10