IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: blenny (English), trambollo (Espanol)
Exerpes asper (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)

Sargassum blenny

Elongate, compressed; snout long, pointed, upper profile straight; no cirri on head; lower jaw projecting; teeth in jaws biserial with larger outer series; roof of mouth with teeth on center but not sides; operculum with a distinct spiny projection;  dorsal fin III- IV + XXIV- XXV, 0-2, front 3-4 spines in a high finlet well separated before rest of fin; anal rays II, 17-20; lateral-line scales about 40.

Green with midlateral white stripe from snout to caudal fin base (may be broken into series of spots); a pair of ocellated dark spots on rear half of dorsal fin.

Maximum length, 6.5 cm.

Habitat: common among sargassum weed or eelgrass.

Depth: 1-10 m.

Central Baja and most of the Gulf of California.


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