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Species: Coralliozetus rosenblatti, Spike-fin tube-blenny

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eye: 1 simple cirrus
D notched
male: brown head, D- 1st 3 spines long, + ocellus
female: lines of brown dots under mouth, D-1st 3 spines slightly elongated

Coralliozetus rosenblatti Stephens, 1963

Spike-fin tube-blenny

Elongate, slender; head short, blunt, not spiny on top; simple cirri at nostrils; cirrus above eye short and flat in both sexes; no cirri on nape; notch at middle of top lip; 1 row of teeth on each side of roof of mouth; dorsal fin XVIII-XIX, 12-13, 1st  spine with skin-flap at its base, 3rd  spine of males elongate, twice as long as following spines, a notch after that spine, 1st  3 spines slightly elongate in female; anal rays II, 21-22; pectoral rays 13.

Overall semi-translucent with numerous white flecks and brown dashes on side; males head brownish with white spots; ocellus at front of dorsal fin; females with several distinct lines of small brown dots below mouth.

Size: attains 3.5 cm.

Inhabits empty mollusk tubes on rocky reefs.

Depth: 1-9 m.

Southern Baja California and central Gulf of California.


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Salinity
  • Marine
  • Marine Only
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom only
  • Bottom
Habitat
  • Rocks
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Barnacles & worm tubes
  • Reef only
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Planktivore
Diet
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Pelagic fish eggs
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Zooplankton
  • Data
Egg Type
  • Benthic
  • No data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • East Pacific endemic
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism
  • All species
  • Continent
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Cortez province endemic
  • TEP endemic
  • Continent only
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California)
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
CITES
  • Not listed
Depth Range Max
  • 9
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Length Max
  • 3.5