Acanthemblemaria hancocki

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Acanthemblemaria hancocki
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaenopsidae
Genus: Acanthemblemaria
Species: A. hancocki
Binomial name
Acanthemblemaria hancocki
G. S. Myers & Reid, 1936

Acanthemblemaria hancocki, Hancock's blenny, is a species of chaenopsid blenny found in coral reefs around Costa Rica and Panama, in the eastern central Pacific ocean. and can reach a maximum length of 4.5 centimetres (1.8 in) TL. This species feeds primarily on zooplankton.[2]


  • Myers, G. S. and E. D. Reid 1936 [ref. 13727] Description of a new blennioid fish of the genus Acanthemblemaria from the Pacific coast of Panama. Allan Hancock Pacific Expedition 1932-40, Los Angeles v. 2 (no. 2): 7-10.
  1. ^ Bessudo, S., Dominici-Arosemena, A., Espinosa, H. & Hastings, P. (2010). "Acanthemblemaria hancocki". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Acanthemblemaria hancocki" in FishBase. February 2013 version.