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Genus: Exerpes, Sargassum Blennies

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

no head cirri
D: spines I-IV in isolated finlet
snout very long
operculum with distinct spine





Body elongate, compressed; snout long, pointed, upper profile straight; no cirri on head; lower jaw projecting; teeth in jaws biserial with larger outer series; roof of mouth with teeth on center but not sides; operculum with a distinct spiny projection;  dorsal fin in two parts, III- IV + XXIV- XXV, 0-2, front 3-4 spines in a high finlet well separated before rest of fin; anal rays II, 17-20; lateral-line scales about 40.

This genus has a single species, which is endemic to our region.