Starksia sluiteri (Metzelaar, 1919)
Chessboard blenny
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 Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
 Max. size:  2.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 5 - 40 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Nicaragua, Belize and the Caribbean islands to Atol das Rocas, Brazil (Ref. 57756). Eastern Central Atlantic: St. Paul's Rocks (Ref. 13121).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 18-19; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-17; Vertebrae: 31-33
 Biology:  Found in crevices and on rubble to depths of at least 40 m (Ref. 13121).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.07.97
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 16.01.04

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