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| Common names: blenny (English), trambollito (Espanol) |
Paraclinus mexicanus (Gilbert, 1904)
Elongate, snout bluntly pointed; branched cirrus on nostril and eye, eye cirrus largest, nape cirrus smallest; opercle with a distinct flat spiny projection; dorsal fin XXVII-XXXI, 0-2; first dorsal spine < 10% SL front 3 spines elevated then a deep notch before 4th spine, membrane between 3rd and 4th dorsal spines usually attached above midpoint of 4th spine; anal rays 17-20; pectoral rays 12-14; pelvic I, 3, 3rd soft ray small (< ½ 2nd) and partly fused to 2nd; all fin rays unbranched; lateral-line scales 31-36; no skin flaps on scales.
Strongly mottled greenish brown, sometimes with 6-7 diffuse bars on side; a prominent white-edged oblique dark bar below eye; a black ocellated spot on rear half of dorsal fin; dorsal and anal fin with thick dark bars .
Size: reaches 6 cm.
Inhabits shallow weed-covered rocky reefs.
Depth: 0-10 m.
The central Gulf of California to Ecuador, and Cocos.