IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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  Common names: blenny (English), trambollito (Espanol)
Paraclinus fehlmanni Springer &Trist, 1969

Fehlman's blenny

Elongate, snout bluntly pointed; cirrus on nostril, eye and nape cirri simple or palm-like; opercle with a distinct flattened spiny projection; dorsal fin XXIX-XXXI, front 3 spines elevated then a deep notch before 4th  spine; anal II, 18-19; pectoral 13; pelvic I, 3; all fin rays unbranched; lateral line scales 35-36; no scales on pectoral fin base; no skin flaps on scales.

Head & body pale to dusky; dorsal, anal & tail clear to dusky; usually a dark spot at rear of dorsal fin; pectoral & pelvic with alternating clear & dark spots.

Size: 5.5 cm.

Habitat: tide pools and rocky coastal areas.

Depth: 0-5 m.

Endemic to Ecuador.   


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