Emblemariopsis tayrona (Acero P., 1987)
Tayrona blenny
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Family:  Chaenopsidae (Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Max. size:  3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Santa Marta, Colombia. Needs better reference.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13; Anal spines: 2-3. Species distinguished by: supraorbital cirrus shorter than eye diameter and arising from a single base; dorsal fin consisting of spines and 10 to 13 segmented dorsal-fin rays; total dorsal-fin elements 30 to 38; pectoral-fin rays 13; head smooth anteriorly, never spiny; tip of lower jaw not projecting beyond tip of upper jaw and without fleshy projection; one row of teeth on each palatine bone; no stripe or series of dark blotches on head and body; edge of opercle with 4 to 6 oblique, narrow dark stripes. Common amongst Chaenopsids: small elongate fishes; largest species about 12 cm SL, most under 5 cm SL. Head usually with cirri or fleshy flaps on anterior nostrils, eyes, and sometimes laterally on nape; gill membranes continuous with each other across posteroventral surface of head. Each jaw with canine-like or incisor-like teeth anteriorly; teeth usually also present on vomer and often on palatines (roof of mouth). Dorsal-fin spines flexible, usually outnumbering the segmented soft rays, spinous and segmented-rayed portions forming a single, continuous fin; 2 flexible spines in anal fin; pelvic fins inserted anterior to position of pectoral fins, with 1 spine not visible externally and only 2 or 3 segmented (soft) rays; all fin rays, including caudal-fin rays, unbranched (simple). Lateral line absent. Scales absent (Ref.52855).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 August 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 07.11.00
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 27.02.14

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