Labrisomus nuchipinnisHairy blenny | Molly Miller
Large light-edged black spot on gill cover, a series of 4-5 irregular dark brown bars on body, relatively large lips, a fringe of cirri on nape and a tuft of cirri above each eye. Males pale grey with distinct bars on body and red on lower part of head, chest and body. Females variably mottled with less distinct bars and no red. The largest of the labrisomids in the caribbean region. Usually lives in very shallow water, often only a few centimetres deep.
Max Size: 23 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.8-30.1°C
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 (8.4% 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: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields