Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Chaenopsidae
(Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Etymology: Hemiemblemaria: Greek, hemis = the half + greek, emblema = insertion (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hildebrand.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and the Bahamas to Central America.
Lives in holes in coral and rock, but leaves burrow to swim freely in water column. Mimics the bluehead, Thalassoma bifasciatum, in order to get close to small fish and shrimps on which it preys. Also feeds on copepods (Ref. 5521).
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (-0.30300 - 0.32300), b=3.04 (2.92 - 3.16), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.55 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .