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Species: Paraclinus sini, Flap-scale blenny

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each scale with small flap
D: no rays, front hight, 1-2 ocelli at rear
mottled red-brown, white flecks
LL 32-37
scales with skin flaps

Paraclinus sini Hubbs, 1952

Flap-scale blenny

Elongate, snout bluntly pointed; cirri present on nostrils, above eyes (branched), and on nape; opercle with a distinct flat, triangular spiny projection; dorsal fin XXVIII-XXX,0, front 3 spines very elevated, then a deep notch before 4th  spine, membrane between 3rd  and 4th  spines joins well below middle of 4th  spine; anal rays II, 16-20; pectoral rays 12-14; pelvic I, 3; all fin rays unbranched; lateral-line scales 32-37; membranous flap-like projections on the posterior margins of the scales except those along the lateral line.

Usually mottled reddish brown or greenish brown (may also be nearly all white, pinkish, orange or dark brown); with white blotches and flecks; white spots on jaws, a white bar under eye, an oblique white bar behind eye; sometimes with diffuse dark bars on side; 1-2 small ocellated spots on posterior half of dorsal fin.

Size: to 6 cm.

Habitat: weedy and rubble bottoms.

Depth: 0-15 m.

Central Baja California and the western and NE Gulf of California.


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Salinity
  • Marine Only
  • Marine
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
Habitat
  • Submerged vegetation
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Rocks
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
Diet
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Data
Egg Type
  • No data
  • Benthic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • All species
  • East Pacific endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Continent only
  • All species
  • TEP endemic
  • Cortez province endemic
  • Continent
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
  • North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Least concern
CITES
  • Not listed
Depth Range Max
  • 15
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Length Max
  • 6