Stathmonotus gymnodermis Springer, 1955
Naked blenny
Naked blenny
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Family:  Chaenopsidae (Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 5 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Bahamas and Puerto Rico to the northern coast of South America.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 43-45; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 22-24
Biology:  Inhabits eroded limestone shorelines where the bottom is studded with small stinging corals, brain corals, sea fans, etc. (Ref. 5521).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 October 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Museum: vicinity of Fort San Geronimo, San Juan, USNM 117436 (holotype of S. gymnodermis) (Ref. 13293). Also Ref. 5521.

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 09.02.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 19.08.03

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