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  Common names: pike-blenny (English), pikeblenny (English), trambollín-lucio (Espanol), tubícola (Espanol)
Chaenopsis coheni Böhlke, 1957

Cortez pikeblenny,     Cohen's pike-blenny

Body very elongate; head long; no cirri on head; snout relatively long (24-27% of head length), broad, rounded; rear nostrils ~ midway between front nostrils & eye; long mouth, usually reaching far behind eye, tip of lower jaw projecting; tongue short, tip not extending forward past teeth on sides of roof of mouth; no teeth at front of roof of mouth; dorsal fin XVIII-XX, 28-30, front half of fin a little elevated in adult males; anal rays II, 32-33; pectoral rays 13; tail fin rounded, joined to dorsal and anal fins.

(Preserved fish) Body translucent with series of 8-9 irregular blotches along mid-flank; head covered with dark dots, larger below; opercular membrane dark above, spotted below; dorsal and anal fins with dark margins; no ocellus on dorsal fin.

Size: 7.2 cm.

Habitat: rubble habitats near reefs.

Depth: 1-40 m.

The western Gulf of California and near Puerto Vallarta on the mainland.


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