Gobioclinus bucciferus (Poey, 1868)
Puffcheek blenny
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
 Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), and Bahamas to Lesser Antilles and Central America (and probably northern South America). Antilles, Yucatan, Belize to Nicaragua (Ref. 26938).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 19-21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 19-21. Brown with 5 irregular dark brown bars on body, the anterior 3 of which extend basally into dorsal fin; no black spot on opercle; two dark brown dots or short lines posterior to eye; females with numerous dark dots in fins (Ref. 13442).
 Biology:  Occurs from rocky and rubble shores with algal mats to reefs and seagrass beds.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.05.15
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.08.94

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