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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaenopsidae Pike-, tube- and flagblennies

Genus: Acanthemblemaria

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Acanthemblemaria aspera (Longley, 1927)

Photo by Photo by Burek, Joyce/Frank
 
Acanthemblemaria aspera
[Roughhead blenny]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Acanthemblemaria atrata Hastings & Robertson, 1999

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Acanthemblemaria atrata
[Cocos barnacle blenny]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Acanthemblemaria balanorum Brock, 1940

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Acanthemblemaria balanorum
[Clubhead blenny]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Acanthemblemaria betinensis
[Speckled blenny]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Acanthemblemaria castroi Stephens & Hobson, 1966

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Acanthemblemaria castroi
[Galapagos barnacle blenny]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Acanthemblemaria chaplini Böhlke, 1957

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Acanthemblemaria chaplini
[Papillose blenny]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Acanthemblemaria crockeri Beebe & Tee-Van, 1938

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Acanthemblemaria crockeri
[Browncheek blenny]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Acanthemblemaria exilispinus Stephens, 1963

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Acanthemblemaria exilispinus
[Bluntspine blenny]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Acanthemblemaria greenfieldi Smith-Vaniz & Palacio, 1974

Photo by Photo by Baldwin, C.C.
 
Acanthemblemaria greenfieldi
[False papillose blenny]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Acanthemblemaria hancocki Myers & Reid, 1936

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Acanthemblemaria hancocki
[Hancock's blenny]
No picture found


 
Acanthemblemaria harpeza
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Acanthemblemaria hastingsi Lin & Galland, 2010

Photo by Photo by Lin, H.-C./Galland, G.R.
 
Acanthemblemaria hastingsi
[Cortez barnacle blenny]
No picture found

Max. Length 2 cm SL

 
Acanthemblemaria johnsoni
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Acanthemblemaria macrospilus Brock, 1940

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Acanthemblemaria macrospilus
[Barnacle blenny]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Acanthemblemaria mangognatha Hastings & Robertson, 1999

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Acanthemblemaria mangognatha
[Revillagigedo barnacle]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5.1 cm TL
Acanthemblemaria maria Böhlke, 1961

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Acanthemblemaria maria
[Secretary blenny]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Acanthemblemaria medusa
[Medusa blenny]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 1.8 cm SL
Acanthemblemaria paula Johnson & Brothers, 1989

Photo by Photo by Baldwin, C.C.
 
Acanthemblemaria paula
[Dwarf spinyhead blenny]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Acanthemblemaria rivasi
[Spotjaw blenny]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.1 cm TL
Acanthemblemaria spinosa Metzelaar, 1919

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Acanthemblemaria spinosa
[Spinyhead blenny]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Acanthemblemaria stephensi Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1988

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Acanthemblemaria stephensi
[Malpelo barnacle blenny]



21 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthemblemaria aspera Roughhead blenny Western Atlantic 4 TL 1927
Acanthemblemaria atrata Cocos barnacle blenny Eastern Central Pacific 3.2 SL 1999
Acanthemblemaria balanorum Clubhead blenny Eastern Central Pacific 5.2 TL 1940
Acanthemblemaria betinensis Speckled blenny Western Atlantic 4.3 SL 1974
Acanthemblemaria castroi Galapagos barnacle blenny Southeast Pacific 6 TL 1966
Acanthemblemaria chaplini Papillose blenny Western Atlantic 4.5 TL 1957
Acanthemblemaria crockeri Browncheek blenny Eastern Central Pacific 6 TL 1938
Acanthemblemaria exilispinus Bluntspine blenny Eastern Central Pacific 5.5 TL 1963
Acanthemblemaria greenfieldi False papillose blenny Western Atlantic 3.6 SL 1974
Acanthemblemaria hancocki Hancock's blenny Eastern Central Pacific 4.5 TL 1936
Acanthemblemaria harpeza Western Central Atlantic 2002
Acanthemblemaria hastingsi Cortez barnacle blenny Eastern Pacific 5.1 SL 2010
Acanthemblemaria johnsoni Western Central Atlantic 2 SL 1996
Acanthemblemaria macrospilus Barnacle blenny Eastern Central Pacific 6 TL 1940
Acanthemblemaria mangognatha Revillagigedo barnacle Eastern Central Pacific 3.1 SL 1999
Acanthemblemaria maria Secretary blenny Western Central Atlantic 5.1 TL 1961
Acanthemblemaria medusa Medusa blenny Western Central Atlantic 4 TL 1974
Acanthemblemaria paula Dwarf spinyhead blenny Western Central Atlantic 1.8 SL 1989
Acanthemblemaria rivasi Spotjaw blenny Western Atlantic 3 SL 1970
Acanthemblemaria spinosa Spinyhead blenny Western Central Atlantic 3.1 TL 1919
Acanthemblemaria stephensi Malpelo barnacle blenny Eastern Pacific 5 TL 1988



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