Starksia guttata (Fowler, 1931)
Spotted blenny
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Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
Max. size:  4.572 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: the Grenadines to Trinidad and CuraƧao.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 20-22; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 17-18. First anal spine modified to an intromittent organ in the male; pale with irregular dark brown spots which are larger dorsally than ventrally, none on lower head or abdomen (Ref. 13442).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.03.98
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.04.01

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