Genus: Chaenopsis, Pike-Blennies
head: no cirri
D front often raised, > 44 elements
snout long, pointed
Body very elongate; head long; snout long & strongly pointed; no cirri on head; long mouth, usually reaching far behind eye, tip of lower jaw projecting; dorsal fin often elevated at front, XVII-XXI, 31-37; tail fin rounded, joined to dorsal and anal fins; pelvics I (internal), 2-3, inserted before pectoral base; all fin rays unbranched; no lateral line; no scales.
A neotropical genus with about 12 species; 6 are present, as endemics, in our region.