IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: blenny (English), trambollito (Espanol)
Xenomedea rhodopyga Rosenblatt & Taylor, 1971

Red-rump blenny

Elongate; pointed head with oblique mouth; short unbranched cirrus at nostril, over eye and on nape; teeth on front but not sides of roof of mouth; dorsal fin XX-XXIII, 8-11, notch between spines and rays; anal rays II, 18-22, first anal spine much shorter than 2nd  in male; male with fleshy folds around genital papilla & front of anal fin base; female with ridge from anus along each side of anal fin base to level of 2nd  soft ray; total (right and left) pectoral rays 24-28 (usually 26); lateral-line scales 39-45.

Color varies from plain pinkish to strongly marked with brown bars or squarish brown to red blotches, flecked with white; an oblique brown band with oblique white band immediately above rear corner of eye and another just below, with a dark bar below that; a small black spot at front of dorsal fin; a white bar on base of pectoral fin.

Maximum size, 6.5 cm.

Habitat: relatively common on rocky, weed-covered reefs from tide pools.

Depth: 1-33 m.

Western and central eastern Gulf of California.


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