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Common names: tube-blenny (English), trambollín-tubícola (Espanol), tubícola (Espanol)
Cirriemblemaria lucasana (Stephens, 1963)
Head rounded, blunt; snout with one central cirrus; 2 deeply 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; anal rays II, 25-27; pectoral rays 14.
Translucent yellowish or pinkish to red; a pair of thin oblique brown bands bordering a whitish area on cheek; cirri yellowish to white; ~ 9 brown saddle-like markings below base of dorsal fin; belly white, with a dark central bar; white dashes along vertebral column.
Size: attains 4 cm.
Inhabits empty mollusc tubes on rocky reefs.
Depth: 5-30 m.
Southern Baja and the lower 2/3 of the Gulf of California to southern Mexico.