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Species: Paraclinus fehlmanni, Fehlman's blenny

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head, body & fins uniform
D: front high, no rays
pectoral & pelvic: rows dark spots
opercular spine flat
LL 35-36
pectoral base no scales

Paraclinus fehlmanni Springer & Trist, 1969

Fehlman's blenny

Elongate, snout bluntly pointed; cirrus on nostril, eye and nape cirri simple or palm-like; opercle with a distinct flattened spiny projection; dorsal fin XXIX-XXXI, 0, front 3 spines elevated then a deep notch before 4th  spine; anal II, 18-19; pectoral 13; pelvic I, 3; all fin rays unbranched; lateral line scales 35-36; no scales on pectoral fin base; no skin flaps on scales.

Head & body pale to dusky; dorsal, anal & tail clear to dusky; usually a dark spot at rear of dorsal fin; pectoral & pelvic with alternating clear & dark spots.

Size: 5.5 cm.

Habitat: tide pools and rocky coastal areas.

Depth: 0-5 m.

Endemic to Ecuador.

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  • Marine Only
  • Marine
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef only
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Rocks
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • No Data
Egg Type
  • Pelagic larva
  • No data
  • Benthic
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • East Pacific endemic
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism
  • TEP endemic
  • Continent only
  • All species
  • Panamic province endemic
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Continent
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Vulnerable
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 5.5
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 5