Chasmodes bosquianus

Chasmodes bosquianus
Striped Blenny – Chasmodes bosquianus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
BlenniidaeChasmodes bosquianus(Lacep├Ęde)1800Stripped Blenny

Chasmodes bosquianus

Unique Characters: Body brown with wavy, dark lines. Blue blotch between first and second dorsal fin spines. No cirri (fringes on the head above the eyes) present. Mouth large with prominent lip flaps. Segmented caudal-fin soft rays 10 or 11. Pectoral-fin soft rays usually 12. Dorsal-fin spines usually 11.

Similar Species: None. The Striped Benny is the only blenny in North Carolina that does not have cirri on its head. Cirri are eyebrow-looking appendages on top of the head usually above the eyes.

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