Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labrisomidae
Etymology: Cottoclinus: Derived generic names Cottus and Clinus, referring to the cottid-like appearance of this blenny.; canops: Named for the normal structure of the cornea; Greek kanon for rule or standard, and ops for eye.. More on author: McCosker, Rosenblatt.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75634); 5.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 20 - 21;
soft rays: 19;
Vertebrae: 35. This species is moderately-sized and with the following characters: moderately elongated body (4.4-5.1 depth in SL); slightly depressed bulbous heed; fleshy lips; posterodorsal corner of maxillary slips into a cheek pouch; nasal, orbital and nuchal cirri small and fimbriate; no scales on breast and belly; scales are membranously expanded posteriorly to form pockets; spinous dorsal fin rays, compared to its soft rays are nearly level, lower and less numerous; only one anal fin spine; interradial membrane of anal fin incised almost up to the base of each ray; unbranched fin rays; convex cornea, eyeball with no vertical bar and heavy pigmentation; conical, stout and slightly recurved teeth; medial teeth of dentary larger than the lateral ones; with vomerine teeth, non on palatine (Ref. 75634).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Pacific: Galápagos.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McCosker, J.E., J.S. Stephens and R.H. Rosenblatt, 2003. Cottoclinus canops, a new genus and species of blenny (Perciformes: Labrisomidae) from the Galápagos Islands. Proc. Calif. Acad. Scie. 54(8):155-160. (Ref. 75634)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00315 - 0.03034), b=3.02 (2.76 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .