Gobioclinus filamentosus (Springer, 1960)
Quillfin blenny
Gobioclinus filamentosus
photo by Steele, M.A.

Family:  Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 12 - 35 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: southern Bahamas, Hispaniola and the Virgin Islands to Venezuela.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 21-21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 22-22; Vertebrae: 37-38
Biology:  Inhabits deeper reefs with abundant algae (Ref. 9710). May be easily approached (Ref. 9710).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 October 2007 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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