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| Common names: barnacle blenny (English), trambollín-cirripedio (Espanol), tubícola (Espanol) |
Acanthemblemaria crockeri Beebe & Tee-Van, 1938
Body elongate; short blunt head; head spines strongly developed in two triangular patches on frontals separated by deep spineless depression; spines also present in 3 longitudinal rows on each side of central groove between eyes; cirri on nostrils, over eyes (1 pair, very bushy); but not on nape; 2 rows of well-developed teeth on side of roof of mouth; dorsal XXIII-XXVII, 12-15; anal II, 24-28; pectoral 13-14.
Both sexes with a large black-ringed dark brown mark covering most of gill cover and many small white spots on the head; front of dorsal fin orangish; male: dark brownish, with numerous small white spots and lines; female: pale (whitish), with red to orange blotches along mid-flank, internal white dashes along vertebral column; orange throat region.
Size: attains 6 cm.
Inhabits empty worm and mollusc tubes on rocky reefs.
Depth: 1-60 m.
The Gulf of California, except in the extreme north.