Acanthemblemaria harpeza

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Acanthemblemaria harpeza
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaenopsidae
Genus: Acanthemblemaria
Species: A. harpeza
Binomial name
Acanthemblemaria harpeza
J. T. Williams, 2002
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Acanthemblemaria harpeza is a species of chaenopsid blenny found around Navassa Island, in the western central Atlantic ocean.[2]


The species name "harpeza" is Greek for "thorn hedge", referring to the thornbush-like nasal and orbital spines and cirri on the blennies' heads.[3]


  1. ^ Craig, M.T. & Williams, J.T. (2015). Acanthemblemaria harpeza. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T47141354A67949758.en
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Acanthemblemaria harpeza" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  3. ^ Williams, J. T. (2002). "Three new species of blennioid shore fishes discovered at Navassa Island, Caribbean Sea" (PDF). Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology. 6 (1): 11–16.