IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: worm-blenny (English), tubícola (Espanol), trambollo-gusano (Espanol)
Stathmonotus lugubris Böhlke, 1953

Mexican worm-blenny

Elongate, worm-like body; short, bluntly pointed head with large oblique mouth, head more swollen & mouth longer in male; rear edge of preopercle covered with skin; cirrus on front nostril, flaplike cirrus over eye, no cirri on nape; dorsal fin XXXVI-XXXX, 0; anal rays II, 20-23; pectoral rays 10-11.

Color variable: green with an oblique pale bar on operculum and a row of brown spots midlaterally; white with the lower head and belly brown, clear spots on the white parts, outer half of tail clear, white bars on chin and throat; black with outer parts of dorsal, tail and anal fins clear; blackish green fading to green on the outer parts of the dorsal, anal and tail fins, pale bars on chin and throat.

Size: 6 cm.

Habitat: rocky shores and weedy areas.

Depth: 0-5 m.

Sinaloa to Oaxaca (Mexico).


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