IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: tube-blenny (English), trambollín-tubícola (Espanol)
Coralliozetus rosenblatti  Stephens, 1963

Spike-fin tube-blenny

Elongate, slender; head short, blunt, not spiny on top; simple cirri at nostrils; cirrus above eye short and flat in both sexes; no cirri on nape; notch at middle of top lip; 1 row of teeth on each side of roof of mouth;  dorsal fin XVIII-XIX, 12-13, 1st  spine with skin-flap at its base, 3rd  spine of males elongate, twice as long as following spines, a notch after that spine, 1st  3 spines slightly elongate in female; anal rays II, 21-22; pectoral rays 13.

Overall semi-translucent with numerous white flecks and brown dashes on side; males head brownish with white spots; ocellus at front of dorsal fin; females with several distinct lines of small brown dots below mouth.

Size: attains 3.5 cm.

Inhabits empty mollusk tubes on rocky reefs.

Depth: 1-9 m.

Southern Baja California and central Gulf of California.


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