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Genus: Scartichthys, Giant Blennies

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cirri: eye - 1 branched, nape - 1 pair clusters
D shallow notch
LL: complete, bent
no canines
gill opening not restricted to side



Elongate, robust; head deep, blunt; one branched cirrus over eye, 2 clusters of nape cirri; no large canines at rear of lower jaw;  gill openings wide, membranes not fused to belly; dorsal fin with notch between spinous and soft parts; lateral line continuous, bends down above origin of anal fin, rear section consisting of 18-21 short, 2-pored tubes.

An eastern Pacific temperate genus with 7 species, one of which enters the southern fringe of our region.