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Species: Coralliozetus boehlkei, Barcheek tube-blenny, Bohlke's tube-blenny

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eye - 1 simple cirrus
D notched
male: dark + rows white spots;
side head - white bars
female: light + white spots, clear fins

Coralliozetus boehlkei Stephens, 1963

Barcheek tube-blenny, Bohlke's tube-blenny

Elongate, relatively long; head short, blunt, not spiny on top; simple cirri at nostrils; 1 pair of short (<½ eye diameter) unbranched eye cirri; no cirri on nape; notch at middle of top lip; 1 row of teeth on each side of roof of mouth; dorsal fin XIX, 10-12, notch between spines and rays, fin low at front in both sexes; anal rays II, 19-21; pectoral rays 13-14.

Male: dark brown body and head; body with rows of white spots along upper back and along mid-flank; cheek and lower operculum with several oblique alternating white and black bars; dorsal fin mottled, with white front; female: light body & head; body with many thin internal dark bars; dorsal fin clear; lower head with dark bars; ~ 3 narrow white oblique bars on cheek.

Size: 3.1 cm.

Habitat: coastal rocky areas, especially on boulders.

Depth: 1-5 m.

The SE corner of the Gulf of California to Costa Rica and Cocos.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Barnacles & worm tubes
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • No Data
  • Carnivore
  • Planktivore
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • No Data
Egg Type
  • Pelagic larva
  • No data
  • Benthic
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • East Pacific endemic
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • Continent
  • TEP endemic
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Least concern
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 3.1
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Depth Range Max
  • 5