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  Common names: tube-blenny (English), trambollín-tubícola (Espanol)
 
Protemblemaria perla Hastings, 2001


Fringed tube-blenny


Body elongate; head rounded, blunt, its top not spiny; snout with a fleshy ridge, but no cirrus in middle; 2 bushy, deeply branched cirri over each eye; rear nostril with a long cirrus; a U shaped crest with irregular fleshy skin flaps on nape; a pair of papillae on the nape; 1 row of teeth on each side of roof of mouth;  dorsal fin XX, 18, little or no notch between spiny and soft parts; anal rays II, 25-26; pectoral rays 14.



Head & body grey, mottled;  cheek with a dark blotch, 2 more on upper operculum; a series of dark-centered brown bars along side & series of dark saddles along dorsal fin base; dorsal fin with black spot between 2nd  & 3rd  spines, rust colored spots on rest of spiny part of fin and rust colored bars on outer part of soft part of fin, with a series of pale bars extending across entire spinous part of fin, and outer half of soft part of fin; tail and anal fins pale.


Size: 5 cm.

Habitat: rocky coast.

Depth: 5-15 m.

Known only from the Pearl Islands in Panama Bay.
   

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