Starksia hassi Klausewitz, 1958
Ringed blenny
Starksia hassi
photo by Itriago, H.

Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 175 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas and the Greater Antilles to northern South America. Also St. Johns, Virgin Islands (Ref. 50108).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 19-21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 17-17; Vertebrae: 31-33
Biology:  Inhabits rich coral tops of drop-offs (Ref. 9710) to at least 175 m. Associated with Condylactis gigantea (Ref. 9710).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 October 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.06.96
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 16.01.04

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