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Cottoclinus canops1  McCosker, Stephens & Rosenblatt, 2003

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
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 Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic.   Subtropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75634); 5.4 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 20 - 21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal 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).

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Eastern Pacific: Galápagos.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-2.00000 (nan - nan), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  0.0   ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .