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Species: Starksia cremnobates, Fugitive blenny, Rock-haunt blenny

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head cirri small, nasal & nuchal may be absent
2 spots in row behind & below eye
soft D, A & C rays barred
belly scaleless
rear LL: pores (not tubes)

Starksia cremnobates (Gilbert, 1890)

Fugitive blenny, Rock-haunt blenny

Bluntly pointed head; nape cirri short, or absent; nasal cirrus very short, shorter than nasal tube, or absent, eye cirrus slender, 1/2 eye diameter; roof of mouth with teeth at front & (sometimes) sides; dorsal fin XXII, 8, a notch between spines and rays; anal II, 19, 1st  anal spine of male long, free from rest of fin, modified as sexual organ of unknown form; no ridge or fold along anal fin base; pectorals 13; pelvic rays 2; lateral line scales 39; belly scaleless; straight part of lateral line consisting of pores, with a few tubes .

Head & body uniform light olive; small dark spot behind eye, another below & behind it; opercle dusky; eye ringed with black; rays of soft dorsal, anal & tail may be barred.

Size: 3.6 cm.

Habitat: rocky areas.

Depth: 40-60 m.

Endemic to the Gulf of California.

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  • Marine Only
  • Marine
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom only
  • Bottom
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Rocks
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • No Data
  • Carnivore
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • No Data
Egg Type
  • No data
  • Pelagic larva
  • Live birth
Global Endemism
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • East Pacific endemic
  • All species
Regional Endemism
  • All species
  • TEP endemic
  • Cortez province endemic
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Continent only
  • Continent
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 3.6
Depth Range Min
  • 40
Depth Range Max
  • 60