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| Common names: blenny (English), clinid (English), trambollo (Espanol) |
Labrisomus dendriticus (Reid, 1935)
Dendritic blenny, Bravo blenny, Bravo clinid
Body robust; head broad, snout blunt; eye large; nostrils with cirri; a branched cirrus over each eye; large bunch of heavily branched cirri on each side of nape; mouth large, slightly oblique, top rear jawbone exposed, not in a sheath; an enlarged canine behind patch of small teeth on each side of upper and lower jaw; roof of mouth - teeth at sides larger than those at center front; dorsal fin XX, 10-12, first 4 spines very tall, then fin indented, also notched between spines and rays; anal rays II, 19-20; pectoral rays 13; 3 pelvic soft rays; 59-65 lateral line scales; head scaleless.
Greenish brown with strongly mottled pattern, usually a series of 4-5 diffuse dark bars on side and relatively large blackish spot on upper portion of gill cover; median fins with oblique dark bands or small spots; nuptial males: overall white with a series of black double bars on side and bright orange markings on the gill cover.
Size: reaches at least 13 cm.
Habitat: the most abundant member of the genus at the Galapagos, it occurs on shallow, weed-covered rocky reefs.
Depth: 1-25 m.
Galapagos and Malpelo Island.