Chaenopsis limbaughi Robins & Randall, 1965
Yellowface pikeblenny
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Chaenopsidae (Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Max. size:  8.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Florida (USA), Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman Island, Virgin Islands, Antigua, Barbados, Aruba, CuraƧao, Colombia, and Venezuela.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 18-21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 31-36; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 33-37. Light brown with pale dots and a narrow mid-lateral brown stripe, sometimes broken into blotches; faint bars on body; small black spot at front of dorsal fin; mature males with more yellow on head, gill membranes black; branchiostegal rays blue (Ref. 13442).
Biology:  Occurs in groups, one to a hole, in limestone or coral rubble in clear water. Feeds on small crustaceans, worms, and fishes (Ref. 5521).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 October 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.05.98
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.08.94

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