Neoclinus monogrammus Murase, Aizawa & Sunobe, 2010
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Family:  Chaenopsidae (Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Max. size:  6.65 cm SL (male/unsexed); 6.12 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 28 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 20-22; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-19; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 25-27; Vertebrae: 45-46. This species is distinguished from all other congeners by the following set of characters: continuous lateral-line canal with single row of pores; orbit with 2 cirri; no true ocellus on anterior part of dorsal fin; low dorsal fin, not elevated anteriorly in either sex; absence of narrow membrane along anterior edge of 1st dorsal-fin spine. Neoclinus monogrammus differs from Neoclinus nudiceps in having the following characters: lateral-line canal 9-15 pores and reaching to below 6th to 9th dorsal-fin spine (vs. 3-5 pores, reaching to below 3rd to 4th dorsal-fin spine); counts of supraorbital cirri tips, the anterior and posterior cirri with 10-28 and 3-14 tips, respectively (vs. 2-6 and 1-2 tips, respectively); male color pattern on head with scattered reddish spots (vs. no conspicuous spots); body depth in proportion to standard length 11.3-13.4% (vs. 13.0-15.4%); head depth in proportion to head length 51.2-58.0% (vs. 56.6-60.6%) (Ref. 85569).
Biology:  Collected from rocky substrate subject to strong water movements (Ref. 85569).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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