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Species: Coralliozetus angelicus, Angel tube-blenny

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eye: 1 simple cirrus
D notched
males: black head, red snout, yellow cirri

Coralliozetus angelicus (Böhlke & Mead, 1957)

Angel Blenny, Angel Tube Blenny

Elongate, robust; head short, blunt, not spiny on top; simple cirri at nostrils; cirrus above eye long and fleshy (as long or longer than eye width) in males, short and slender in females; no cirri on nape; notch at middle of top lip; 1 row of teeth on each side of roof of mouth; dorsal fin XVIII-XX, 10-12, notch between spines and rays, fin higher at front in male; anal rays II, 19-20; pectoral rays 13.

Body whitish to yellowish, with diffuse brown blotches or spots; male: head and spiny dorsal fin dark brown; forehead, iris and mouth red; eye cirri yellow; female: head whitish with brown markings, brown bars on chin and throat; prominent brown marks at base of pectoral fin; no dark blotch at front of dorsal fin.

Maximum length to 3.5 cm.

Inhabits empty barnacle shells on rocky reefs.

Depth: 1-5 m.

The tip of Baja and the central Gulf of California to southern Mexico (Huatulco).

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Barnacles & worm tubes
  • Rocks
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef only
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Data
  • Planktivore
  • Carnivore
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Zooplankton
  • Sessile crustacea
  • Data
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Pelagic fish eggs
Egg Type
  • Benthic
  • No data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • All species
  • East Pacific endemic
Regional Endemism
  • TEP endemic
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Continent
  • Cortez + Mexican provinces endemic
  • All species
  • Continent only
  • 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
  • 3.5
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Depth Range Max
  • 5