Starksia langi Baldwin & Castillo, 2011
photo by Baldwin, C.C.

 Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
 Max. size:  1.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 0 m
 Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean: Belize, Honduras and Panama.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 19-20; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-16; Vertebrae: 31-32. This species of Starksia is distinguished by the following set of characters: orbital cirrus present; two rows of prominent, very dark blotches on side of body, at least some of those in lower row vertically elongate to oval, rarely round; males with dark, fat, crescent-shaped marking on cheek and without dark blotch on anterior portion of spinous dorsal fin; females with scattered dark spots on lower half of head and on pectoral-fin base; first anal-fin spine in males two-thirds 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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