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lexID: 8200 AphiaID: 279444 Scientific: Acanthemblemaria atrata German: Schleimfisch English: Cocos Barnacle Blenny Category: Blennies Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaenopsidae (Family) > Acanthemblemaria (Genus) > atrata (Species) Initial determination: Hastings & Robertson, 1999 Occurrence: Cocos Island (Costa Rica), Costa Rica Size: up to 1.26" (3.2 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Algae, Invertebrates Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Hastings & Robertson, 1999
Very special thanks for the first four photos of Acanthemblemaria atrata to Dr. Ross Robertson, Australia.
Dr. Robertson has take these photos at Cocos Island, Costa Rica, where the blenny live in a depth of 5 to 31 meters in shallow water habitats.
It is found in barnacles and worm tubes on rocky shores and in rocky and coral reefs.
This species is endemic to Cocos Island, Costa Rica.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaenopsidae (Family) > Acanthemblemaria (Genus) > Acanthemblemaria atrata (Species)
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