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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.