Labrisomus cricota

Mock blenny
Labrisomus cricota
Labrisomus cricota


Tropical Atlantic/Caribbean


Alternating dark brown and light brown/white bands on body which extend onto dorsal fin, a round black spot on gill cover, a fringe of cirri on nape and a row of cirri behind each eye. During breeding season, males display red on lower part of head, chest and fore-body. Endemic to Brazil.


Max Size: 9 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 24.6-34.1°C

Depth: 0-4m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Widespread (66.7% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields