Gobioclinus haitiensis (Beebe & Tee-Van, 1928)
Longfin blenny
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 Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
 Max. size:  7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Florida (USA), Bahamas, and northeastern Gulf of Mexico to Greater Antilles and Central America (Ref. 7251). Also western Caribbean, Antilles, Yucatan (Mexico) (Ref. 26938).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-37; Anal spines: 2-2. Common amongst Labrisomids: small, often elongate fishes; largest species about 20 cm standard length, most under 10 cm standard length. Head usually with cirri or fleshy flaps on anterior nostrils, eyes, and laterally on nape; gill membranes continuous with each other across posteroventral surface of head. Each jaw with an outer row of relatively large, canine-like or incisor-like teeth, often with patches of smaller teeth behind; teeth usually also present on vomer and often on palatines (roof of mouth). Dorsal and anal fins long, frequently highest anteriorly; dorsal-fin spines often flexible, outnumbering segmented dorsal-fin soft rays; 2 usually flexible spines in anal fin; pelvic fins inserted anterior to pectoral-fin bases, with 1 spine not visible externally; all fin rays, including those of caudal, unbranched (simple). Cycloid (smooth to touch) scales present at least posteriorly on body. Body coloration: varying from drab to brilliant hues; usually with irregular vertical bands, spots, or marbled pattern. Species distinguished by: length of shortest pelvic-fin ray half, or less than half, length of longest ray; pectoral-fin rays usually 14; maxillary bone exposed posteriorly; patches of small teeth behind outer row of large teeth in at least upper jaw; palatine teeth present, some distinctly larger than those on vomer and some equal in size; two or more cirri on each side of nape just anterior to dorsal-fin origin; pelvic-fin soft rays 3 (innermost ray may be reduced in length and folded over middle ray); scales in lateral-line series 40 to 69 (some scales in posterior portion of lateral line may lack sensory tubes, but are included in count); lateral-line tubes or canals present at least anteriorly on body; dorsal fin consisting of spines and 7 to 37 segmented rays (Ref.52855).
 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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