Labrisomus nuchipinnis

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LabrisomidaeLabrisomus nuchipinnis(Quoy and Gaimard)1824Hairy Blenny

Labrisomus nuchipinnis

Unique Characters: Two or more cirri on each side of nape just anterior to dorsal-fin origin. Tuft of cirri on nostrils and over eyes. Transverse row of cirri on nape. Pelvic-fin soft rays 3. Scales in lateral-line series 40-69 (some scales in posterior portion of lateral line may lack sensory tubes, but are included in count).

Similar Species: Checkered Blenny Starksia ocellata.  Only 1 cirrus on each side of nape. Simple cirrus on each nostril, over eyes, and on both sides of nape. Pelvic-fin soft rays 2. Scales in lateral-line series usually 35-41.

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