Scartichthys variolatus (Valenciennes, 1836)
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 Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
 Max. size:  16.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 9 m
 Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Desventuradas Is. and Juan Fern├índez Is. (Ref. 89357).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19-20. Dentary incisors 80-93; segmented dorsal-fin rays 18; pupil-size black spot on first and sometimes second interspinal membrane; and pupil-size white spots (brownish red in life) on head and body.
 Biology:  Found on rocky bottoms. Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 29.05.97
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.02.14

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