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Genus: Cirriemblemaria, Tube-Blennies

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cirri: center snout - 1; eye - 2, very bushy; nape 2 rows



Body elongate; head rounded, blunt; snout with one central cirrus; 2 heavily branched cirri above each eye, front cirrus of male  at least twice as long as eye width, female with shorter cirri; nape with two rows of cirri; dorsal rays XXI-XXII, 15-16, a shallow notch between spiny and soft parts of dorsal fin.

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