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Spiney Head Blenny Spiney head blenny, Belize Barrier Reef, Belize Acanthemblemaria spinosa,Barnacle blenny,Belize,Belize Barrier Reef,Humor,Spiney head blenny Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Great picture, my first impression was that it was an insect of some kind. Silly me. It's handsome and mysterious. Great shot. Posted 4 years ago

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The barnacle blenny, ''Acanthemblemaria spinosa'', also known as the tube blenny or spinyhead blenny, is a member of the blenny family native to the Pacific ocean. It has a mottled black, white and red coloration over the entire body, which is rather elongated. As with most blennies, the head of this animal has small hair-like appendages over the eyes, which are large and red. It ranges in size from 0.75 inches to 1.5 inches in length.

''A. spinosa'' prefers to inhabit the empty shells.. more

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Oct 21, 2011. Captured Oct 21, 2011 15:16.