Labrisomus kalisherae

Downy blenny
Labrisomus kalisherae
Labrisomus kalisherae, Abrolhos Islands, Brazil, Photo: Graham Edgar
Labrisomus kalisherae
Labrisomus kalisherae, Abrolhos Islands, Brazil, Photo: Sophie Edgar
1 / 2
Labrisomus kalisherae
Labrisomus kalisherae


Tropical Atlantic/Caribbean


Alternating dark brown and pink or light brown bands on body separated by narrow white bands, which often continue onto dorsal fin, start of dorsal fin high and opaque, usually partially or fully white and pectoral fin base white. A fringe of cirri on nape and an eyelash-like row of cirri above each eye. Cryptic, usually found in holes and crevices in the reef.


Max Size: 8 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 20.4-30.6°C

Depth: 2-16m

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: Infrequent (1.4% 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