Acanthemblemaria stephensi

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Acanthemblemaria stephensi
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaenopsidae
Genus: Acanthemblemaria
Species: A. stephensi
Binomial name
Acanthemblemaria stephensi
Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1988
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Acanthemblemaria stephensi, the Malpelo barnacle blenny, is a species of chaenopsid blenny found in coral reefs around Malpelo Island, in the eastern Pacific ocean. It can reach a maximum length of 5 cm (2.0 in) TL. This species feeds primarily on zooplankton.[2]


  1. ^ Bessudo, S.; Dominici-Arosemena, A.; Espinosa, H. & Hastings, P. (2010). "Acanthemblemaria stephensi". 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 stephensi" in FishBase. February 2013 version.