Cirripectes vanderbilti

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Cirripectes vanderbilti
Cirripectes vanderbilti by NPS.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Blenniidae
Genus: Cirripectes
Species: C. vanderbilti
Binomial name
Cirripectes vanderbilti
(Fowler, 1938)

Cirripectes vanderbilti, the scarface blenny, is a species of combtooth blenny found in coral reefs in the Hawaiian and Johnston islands in the eastern central Pacific ocean. This species reaches a length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in) SL.[1]

The species was first described in 1938 by Henry W. Fowler under the name Ophioblennius vanderbilti from a specimen collected near Diamond Head, Oahu in 1937 by the George Vanderbilt South Pacific Expedition.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Cirripectes vanderbilti" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ Fowler, Henry W. (1938). The Fishes of the George Vanderbilt South Pacific Expedition, 1937. Philadelphia. pp. 242–243.