Chaenopsis ocellata Poey, 1865
Bluethroat pikeblenny
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Family:  Chaenopsidae (Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Max. size:  12.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 5 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida, USA and the Bahamas to Cuba.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 21-21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 34-34. Snout V shaped when viewed from above. Head dark with blue gill membranes.
Biology:  Inhabits worm tubes in seagrass beds, often in turbid inshore waters. Usually solitary. Very territorial (Ref. 9710). Occasionally found to depths of 12 m (Ref. 26938).
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: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.07.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.08.94

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