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Species: Paraclinus magdalenae, Magdalena Blenny

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eye & nape cirri hand-like
D: 1 ray, 1st spine long
body - 5 bars
C base -bar
pelvic rays 3&2 fused
LL 35-36
nape & pectoral base scaled

Paraclinus magdalenae Rosenblatt & Parr, 1969

Magdalena blenny

Elongate, snout bluntly pointed; flat cirrus on nostril, eye and nape cirri palm-like (about 7 branches), eye cirrus larger; opercle with a distinct flat, bluntly triangular, spiny projection; dorsal fin XXVIII, 1, 1st  spine moderately long, front 3 spines elevated then a deep notch before 4th  spine; anal II, 19-20; pectoral 13; pelvic I, 3, 3rd  soft ray small (< ½ 2nd) and partly fused to 2nd;  all fin rays unbranched; lateral line scales 35-36;  scales on nape but not on head; belly fully scaled; 2-3 irregular scale rows on base of pectoral; no skin flaps on scales.
(Preserved fish) Light brown, with bars or blotches; body with 5 irregular dark bars and a dark spot on upper rear of operculum; belly light; head mottled; lips and underside of head mottled; a row of dark spots along rear edge of preoperculum; an irregular bar down and back from eye; eye and nape cirri pale; pectoral, pelvic and tail fins with rays banded but membranes clear; tail fin with dark bar at base; anal fin with 5-6 distinct bars, dorsal fin with 6-7; a large ocellus between dorsal spines 22-25.
Size: 4.4 cm.
Habitat: rocky bottom.
Depth: 8-21 m.
Known only from around the mouth of Magdalena Bay, southern Baja.

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  • Marine Only
  • Marine
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Rocks
  • Reef only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • No Data
Egg Type
  • Pelagic larva
  • Benthic
  • No data
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • East Pacific endemic
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • All species
  • TEP endemic
  • Cortez province endemic
  • Continent only
  • Continent
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Endangered
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 4.4
Depth Range Min
  • 8
Depth Range Max
  • 21