Starksia greenfieldi Baldwin & Castillo, 2011
photo by C.C. Baldwin et al.

 Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
 Max. size:  1.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean: known only from Tobago.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 18-20; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-16; Vertebrae: 32-32. This species of Starksia is distinguished by the following set of characters: orbital cirrus present; two to three rows of dark blotches on side of body, blotches in middle row (or ventral row if only two rows) mostly circular, never vertically elongate or oval; white (or pale), mostly round spots (absence of melanophores against a darker background) on at least portions of cheek, opercle, and gular region, this spotting pattern more prominent in males; males with dark blotch of pigment on anterior portion of spinous dorsal fin; first anal-fin spine one-half to three-quarters length of male genital papilla; belly naked (Ref. 86414).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 15.02.11
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.02.11

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