Malacoctenus boehlkei

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Malacoctenus boehlkei
Malacoctenus boehlkei (Diamond Blenny).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Blenniiformes
Family: Labrisomidae
Genus: Malacoctenus
M. boehlkei
Binomial name
Malacoctenus boehlkei

Malacoctenus boehlkei, the Diamond blenny, is a species of labrisomid blenny native to the central western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea where it is an inhabitant of coral reefs at depths of from 5 to 70 metres (16 to 230 ft). This species can reach a length of 6.4 centimetres (2.5 in) TL.[2] The specific name honour the ichthyologist James E. Böhlke (1930-1982), of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.[3]


  1. ^ Williams, J.T. (2014). "Malacoctenus boehlkei". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T47144358A48381236. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Malacoctenus boehlkei" in FishBase. October 2013 version.
  3. ^ Christopher Scharpf; Kenneth J. Lazara (10 November 2018). "Order BLENNIIFORMES: Families CLINIDAE, LABRISOMIDAE and CHAENOPSIDAE". ETYFish Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 30 April 2019.

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