Emblemaria hypacanthus (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)
Gulf signal blenny
Emblemaria hypacanthus
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Chaenopsidae (Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 10 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits empty mollusk tubes on sand-rubble bottoms. Feeds on zooplankton. Males are somewhat territorial (Ref. 37955).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.03.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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