Starksia ocellata (Steindachner, 1876)
Checkered blenny
Starksia ocellata
photo by Baldwin, C.C.

Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: North Carolina to Florida in the USA.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 20-21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 16-18
Biology:  Inhabits rocky and coral reefs, often inside tube sponges (Ref. 9710).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 October 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.05.98
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.08.94

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