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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labrisomidae Labrisomids

Genus: Malacoctenus

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.4 cm TL
Malacoctenus africanus Cadenat, 1951

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Malacoctenus africanus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Malacoctenus aurolineatus Smith, 1957

Photo by Photo by Cherson, A.
 
Malacoctenus aurolineatus
[Goldline blenny]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL
Malacoctenus boehlkei Springer, 1959

Photo by Photo by Itriago, H.
 
Malacoctenus boehlkei
[Diamond blenny]



Southwestern Atlantic

Malacoctenus brunoi Guimarães, Nunan & Gasparini, 2010

Photo by Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Malacoctenus brunoi
[]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Malacoctenus carrowi Wirtz, 2014

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Malacoctenus carrowi
[]



Eastern Central Pacific

Malacoctenus costaricanus Springer, 1959

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Malacoctenus costaricanus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 8.2 cm TL
Malacoctenus delalandii (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Malacoctenus delalandii
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Malacoctenus ebisui Springer, 1959

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Malacoctenus ebisui
[Fishgod blenny]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 3.8 cm TL
Malacoctenus erdmani Smith, 1957

Photo by Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Malacoctenus erdmani
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Malacoctenus gigas
[Sonora blenny]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm TL

 
Malacoctenus gilli
[Dusky blenny]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Malacoctenus hubbsi Springer, 1959

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Malacoctenus hubbsi
[Redside blenny]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Malacoctenus macropus (Poey, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Malacoctenus macropus
[Rosy blenny]



Eastern Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Malacoctenus margaritae (Fowler, 1944)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Malacoctenus margaritae
[Margarita blenny]
No picture found


 
Malacoctenus mexicanus
[]
No picture found


 
Malacoctenus polyporosus
[]
No picture found


 
Malacoctenus sudensis
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Malacoctenus tetranemus (Cope, 1877)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Malacoctenus tetranemus
[Throatspotted blenny]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Malacoctenus triangulatus Springer, 1959

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Malacoctenus triangulatus
[Saddled blenny]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.6 cm TL
Malacoctenus versicolor (Poey, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Malacoctenus versicolor
[Barfin blenny]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Malacoctenus zacae Springer, 1959

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Malacoctenus zacae
[Zaca blenny]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Malacoctenus zonifer (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Malacoctenus zonifer
[Glossy blenny]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Malacoctenus zonogaster Heller & Snodgrass, 1903

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Malacoctenus zonogaster
[Belted blenny]



23 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Malacoctenus africanus Eastern Atlantic 7.4 TL 1951
Malacoctenus aurolineatus Goldline blenny Western Atlantic 6 TL 1957
Malacoctenus boehlkei Diamond blenny Western Central Atlantic 6.4 TL 1959
Malacoctenus brunoi Southwestern Atlantic 2010
Malacoctenus carrowi Eastern Central Atlantic 3.5 SL 2014
Malacoctenus costaricanus Eastern Central Pacific 1959
Malacoctenus delalandii Western Atlantic 8.2 TL 1836
Malacoctenus ebisui Fishgod blenny Eastern Central Pacific 6.5 TL 1959
Malacoctenus erdmani Western Atlantic 3.8 TL 1957
Malacoctenus gigas Sonora blenny Eastern Central Pacific 13 TL 1959
Malacoctenus gilli Dusky blenny Western Atlantic 7.6 TL 1867
Malacoctenus hubbsi Redside blenny Eastern Central Pacific 9 TL 1959
Malacoctenus macropus Rosy blenny Western Atlantic 5.5 TL 1868
Malacoctenus margaritae Margarita blenny Eastern Pacific Ocean 6.5 TL 1944
Malacoctenus mexicanus Eastern Pacific Ocean 1959
Malacoctenus polyporosus Eastern Pacific Ocean fro 1959
Malacoctenus sudensis Eastern Pacific Ocean 1959
Malacoctenus tetranemus Throatspotted blenny Eastern Pacific 7.5 TL 1877
Malacoctenus triangulatus Saddled blenny Western Atlantic 7.5 TL 1959
Malacoctenus versicolor Barfin blenny Western Atlantic 7.6 TL 1876
Malacoctenus zacae Zaca blenny Eastern Central Pacific 6.5 TL 1959
Malacoctenus zonifer Glossy blenny Eastern Central Pacific 8 TL 1882
Malacoctenus zonogaster Belted blenny Eastern Pacific 8.5 TL 1903



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