Acanthemblemaria macrospilus

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Acanthemblemaria macrospilus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaenopsidae
Genus: Acanthemblemaria
Species: A. macrospilus
Binomial name
Acanthemblemaria macrospilus
Brock, 1940

Acanthemblemaria macrospilus, the Barnacle blenny, is a species of chaenopsid blenny found in coral reefs in the eastern central Pacific ocean. It can reach a maximum length of 6 centimetres (2.4 in) TL. This species feeds primarily on zooplankton.[2]


  • Brock, V.E. 1940 (23 Dec.) [ref. 13593] Three new blennioid fishes from the west coast of Mexico. Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin v. 2 (no. 1): 29-35.
  1. ^ Bessudo, S., Dominici-Arosemena, A., Espinosa, H. & Hastings, P. (2010). "Acanthemblemaria macrospilus". 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 macrospilus" in FishBase. February 2013 version.