Acanthemblemaria stephensi Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1988
Malpelo barnacle blenny
Acanthemblemaria stephensi
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Chaenopsidae (Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 9 - 10 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: known only from Malpelo Island.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits empty barnacles and worm or mollusk tubes on rocky reefs. Feeds on zooplankton.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 (B1ab(iii); D2) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.03.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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