Starksia nanodes Böhlke & Springer, 1961
photo by Burek, Joyce/Frank

 Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
 Max. size:  2.15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated
 Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, and Colombia (Ref. 26280). Also Navassa Island (Ref. 50108).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 19-21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 16-17
 Biology:  Inhabits patch reefs and coral heads in relatively deep water (Ref. 5521).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 12.02.96
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 16.01.04

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