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Species: Coralliozetus micropes, Scarlet-fin tube-blenny, Zebraface tube-blenny

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eye: 1 cirrus
D with notch
male: black; operculum - ~ 4 white bars; D - front high, dark + white bars
female: lower head - dark bars

Coralliozetus micropes (Beebe & Tee-Van, 1938)

Zebraface tube-blenny, Scarlet-fin tube-blenny

Elongate, slender; head short, blunt, not spiny on top; simple cirri at nostrils; cirrus above eye longer than eye diameter in males, about half eye diameter 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 XIX-XXI, 11-13, 1st spine with skin-flap at its base, notch between spines and rays, fin tall and sail-like at front in male, uniformly low in female; anal rays II, 21-24; pectoral rays 12-14.

Male overall dark brown with yellowish caudal fin, several narrow diagonal white lines across cheek and gill cover; several rows of white spots on head and front half of body; females yellowish white, nearly translucent, with white and brown flecks on side and several brown bars on lower half of head; a dark blotch at front of dorsal fin.

Size: grows to 4 cm.

Inhabits mollusc tubes on rocky reefs.

Depth: 1-5 m.

Southern Baja California and the Gulf of California.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom only
  • Bottom
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Barnacles & worm tubes
  • Rocks
  • Reef only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Planktivore
  • Zooplankton
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Data
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • Benthic
  • Pelagic larva
  • No data
Global Endemism
  • East Pacific endemic
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • All species
Regional Endemism
  • TEP endemic
  • Continent only
  • All species
  • Cortez province endemic
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Continent
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Least concern
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 4
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Depth Range Max
  • 5