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| Common names: blenny (English), trambollito (Espanol), borracho (Espanol) |
Plagiotremus azaleus (Jordan & Bollman, 1890)
Very elongate; snout conical, strongly overhanging relatively small mouth; teeth stout, not movable, with greatly enlarged canines towards front of lower jaw; gill opening greatly reduced, on flank above pectoral fin; dorsal fin origin a little before gill opening, long, low, without notch, VII-IX, 31-35; anal rays II, 27-30; pectoral rays 12-13; tail fin concave, with a long filament in center; no lateral line.
A broad brown midlateral band from snout, through eye, on mid-side of body, with narrow yellow to white stripe immediately above; dorsal fin blackish, with blue-white outer margin; lower part of head and body white.
Size: reaches 10.2 cm.
Inhabits rocky reefs in 2-20 m.
Depth: 2-25 m.
Southern California to the central Gulf of California to central Peru, and all the offshore islands except Clipperton; stray reach to California.