Hypsoblennius brevipinnis (Günther, 1861)
Barnaclebill blenny
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: central Gulf of California to Peru, including the Galapagos and Cocos islands.
Biology:  Adults are found in rocky areas (Ref. 37955). They inhabit empty barnacle shells, often with only the head protruding. They feed by nabbing bits of floating food (Ref. 5227). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the walls of the parent's shelter (Ref. 56053). Eggs are brooded by the male parent (Ref. 56053). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 5227.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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