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

 Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
 Max. size:  1.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.9 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean: Curacao, Netherland Antilles.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 18-18; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-15; Vertebrae: 32-32. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: absence of orbital cirrus; trunk with irregular dark blotches on pale background; pectoral-fin base with relatively straight margins defining pale gap that separates two dark blotches; cheek with distinct dark and pale markings, the anterior part of cheek with prominent dark blotch, anteroventral and posterior margins of blotch well defined by pale regions; posterior pale area on cheek bordered posteriorly by thin, dark, anteroventral-to-posterodorsal streak of pigment along distal edge of preopercle (Ref. 86414).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 14.02.11
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.02.11

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