Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Labrisomidae
Etymology: Paraclinus: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, klinein, kline = sloping and bed, due to the four apophyses of sphenoid bone (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Starks.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 43114). Tropical
Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43114)
(total): 28 - 30;
soft rays: 15 - 18. Dorsal fin typically with 29 spines followed by a segmented element. Opercular spine ending in a complex of 3-8 spines (in specimens > 16.6 mm SL). Anal fin typically with 17 soft rays (Ref. 43114).
Inhabits clear water, on reefs heavily covered by algae. Usually from shallow environments, but reported from depths of 14 to 23 m (Ref. 43114).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Guimarães, R.Z.P. and A.C.L.H. de Bacellar, 2002. Review of the Brazilian species of Paraclinus (Teleostei: Labrisomidae), with descriptions of two new species and revalidation of Paraclinus rubicundus (Starks). Copeia 2002(2):419-427. (Ref. 43114)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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