IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: blenny (English), trambollito (Espanol)
Paraclinus beebei Hubbs, 1952

Pink blenny,     Beebe's blenny

Elongate, snout bluntly pointed; cirri on nostrils, slender cirri over eye with 1-5 hairs at tip, palm-like cirrus on nape; opercle with a distinct flattened spiny projection, its tip rounded to pointed; dorsal fin XXVI-XXIX, 1st  spine long, front 3 spines elevated then a deep notch before 4th  spine; anal II, 16-18; pectoral 12-14; pelvic fin I, 3; all fin rays unbranched; lateral line scales 32-35; broad area of upper back along base of dorsal fin without scales; no scales on pectoral fin base; no skin flaps on scales.

Color variable: pink body & barred anal fin; occasionally 6 bars on body; also uniform dark brown body and fins with white bars on dorsal, anal and tail, and white blotches behind eye and on upper and lower pectoral base; black spot at rear of dorsal fin.

Size: 4.3 cm.

Habitat: rocky coastal shores.

Depth: 0-10 m.

The mouth of the Gulf of Mexico to Panama.


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