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  Common names: blenny (English), trambollito (Espanol)
Paraclinus altivelis (Lockington, 1881)

Topgalllant blenny,     High-sail blenny

Elongate, snout bluntly pointed; cirri on nostrils, palm-like cirri over eye and on nape; opercle with a distinct spiny projection, conical and sharp; dorsal fin XXVII-XXIX, 1, 1st  spine as long as length before dorsal fin, front 3 spines elevated then a deep notch before 4th  spine; anal II, 19-20; pectoral 13-14; pelvic fin I, 3; all fin rays unbranched; lateral line scales 36-38; scales on nape; pectoral fin base with > 1 row of scales; no skin flaps on scales.

Head and body pink to orange, with dusky areas; nape cirri black; eye cirrus pale; ocellus at rear of dorsal fin; anal fin with a row of dark blotches; dorsal fin sometimes with dark bars; pectoral fin sometimes with spotted bars.

Size: 6.2 cm.

Habitat: rocky coastal shores.

Depth: 5-40 m.

The central and southern western Gulf of California; W Panama.


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