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Species: Tanyemblemaria alleni, Slender tube-blenny

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very elongate, tapering
eye cirrus: 1, flat
spines under eye
D: 1st spine long



Tanyemblemaria alleni Hastings, 1992

Slender Tube-blenny

Body very elongate, tapering at rear; snout pointed; mouth oblique; a raised ridge on bone above eye; widely separated nasal bones with prominent raised ridges and a single row of projecting bony knobs; strong spines on edge of bone below eye; no cirrus on anterior nostril; 1 flat unbranched cirrus over eye; preopercle margin with short spines and serrations; dorsal fin with long base, XXVII, 24, 1st 2 spines elongate; anal rays II, 38; pectoral rays 13.

Head and body pale grey-brown; a small orange blotch on cheek behind upper jaw; white spots or blotches on head, body and dorsal fin; opercle, pectoral-fin base, and basal portion of pectoral-fin rays each with a single large white blotch; entire length of body with alternating white and dark saddles.

Size: to at least 5.4 cm.

Habitat: sand/cobble bottoms.

Depth: 17 m on a sandy bottom.

Known only from a single specimen collected at Isla Rey, Islas Perlas, Panama.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom only
  • Bottom
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Sand & gravel
  • Soft bottom only
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • No Data
  • Carnivore
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • No data
  • Pelagic larva
  • Benthic
Global Endemism
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • All species
  • East Pacific endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Panamic province endemic
  • TEP endemic
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Continent
  • Continent only
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Data deficient
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 5.4
Depth Range Min
  • 17
Depth Range Max
  • 17