Hypsoblennius exstochilus Böhlke, 1959
Longhorn blenny
Hypsoblennius exstochilus
photo by Johnson, L.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas (Ref. 5521) and Cuba (Ref. 26340).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 15-16. Gill opening extending ventrally to opposite 4th-7th pectoral-fin ray; segmented dorsal-fin rays 13-15; segmented pelvic-fin rays 3; last dorsal-fin spine 8.5-15.5% SL; dorsal-fin spines slender and flexible; elongate fleshy flap, which usually projects laterally, present posteriorly on lower lip; infraorbital bones 4.
Biology:  Adults inhabit shallow rocky areas (Ref. 5521). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 October 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 14.02.96
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 05.02.14

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