Emblemariopsis dianae Tyler & Hastings, 2004
Orangeflag blenny
Emblemariopsis dianae
photo by Baldwin, C.C.

Family:  Chaenopsidae (Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Max. size:  2.11 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 2 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Belize.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 20-20; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 20-20; Vertebrae: 36-37. The males of this species are unique among the species of its congeners in having a bright orange flag on the distal one-third to one-fourth of the anterior region of the spinous dorsal fin, the color is mostly confined to between the first and third spines (tapering in some larger specimens to terminate posteriorly between third and fourth spines, with much less orange color in the tapering region) and without a chalky white band along the ventral margin of the orange flag; modally with 3 mandibular sensory pores (Ref. 78428).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 18 October 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.08.08

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