Starksia lepicoelia Böhlke & Springer, 1961
Blackcheek blenny
photo by Baldwin, C.C.

Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
Max. size:  3.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 8 - 20 m,
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Cuba (Ref. 26340) and the Bahamas. Also Navassa Island (Ref. 50108).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 19-20; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 16-18; Vertebrae: 31-33
Biology:  Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 5521).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 March 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 12.02.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 27.06.13

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