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| Common names: blenny (English), trambollo (Espanol) |
Malacoctenus ebisui Springer, 1959
Head slender, snout pointed; chin with 1-2 pores; a pair of heavily branched nape cirri, a branched cirrus over eye; upper part of rear end of top jaw covered by bone under eye; no small teeth behind outer row of large teeth on upper jaw; no teeth on sides of roof of mouth; dorsal fin XX, 11, (XIX-XXI, 10-12), notch between spines and rays; anal II, 19 (18-21); pectoral 14; 3 pelvic soft rays; 52-58 lateral line scales; scales present in front of dorsal fin, also on breast of males; scales absent from prepectoral region .
Male brown to reddish brown on back with 2-3 large black patches posteriorly, belly greenish, with tiny white spots; female brownish above, yellowish below, with several diffuse brownish bars across side, with many white spots .
Size: attains 6.5 cm.
Habitat: rocky and rubble bottoms.
Depth: 1-18 m.
The lower half of Baja, Mazatlan to Ecuador.