Overview

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Biology

Occurs in rocks and bays near jetties. Usually found in empty shells and holes.
  • Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann 1983 A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)
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Distribution

Eastern Pacific: Monterey Bay in California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico.
  • Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann 1983 A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)
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Eastern Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 100 mm TL
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Max. size

10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850))
  • Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann 1983 A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)
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Type Information

Paratype for Neoclinus stephensae
Catalog Number: USNM 160617
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Limbaugh
Year Collected: 1951
Locality: California: Orange Co.; Newport Bay Entrance, Balboa Side, 20', Orange County, California, United States, Pacific
  • Paratype: 1953. Copeia. 1953 (1): 15.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 3 - 27 m (Ref. 2850)
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Depth: 3 - 27m.
From 3 to 27 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Occurs in rocks and bays near jetties. Usually found in empty shells and holes.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous (Ref. 56066).
  • Matarese, A.C., W. Watson and E.G. Stevens 1984 Blennioidea: development and relationships. p. 565-573. In H.G. Moser, W.J. Richards, D.M. Cohen, M.P. Fahay, A.W. Kendall Jr., and S.L. Richardson (eds.) Ontogeny and systematics of fishes. Am. Soc. Ichthyol. Herpetol. Spec. Publ. 1. (Ref. 56066)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Neoclinus stephensae

Neoclinus stephensae, the Yellowfin fringehead, is a species of chaenopsid blenny found in the eastern Pacific ocean. It can reach a maximum length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in) TL.[1]

References

  • Hubbs, Clark, 1953 (26 Feb.) Revision and systematic position of the blenniid fishes of the genus Neoclinus. Copeia 1953 (no. 1): 11-23.
  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Neoclinus stephensae" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
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