Malacoctenus aurolineatus

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Malacoctenus aurolineatus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Blenniiformes
Family: Labrisomidae
Genus: Malacoctenus
Species:
M. aurolineatus
Binomial name
Malacoctenus aurolineatus

Malacoctenus aurolineatus, the Goldline blenny, is a species of labrisomid blenny native to the western Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea from southern Florida to northern South America. It inhabits rock and coral reefs at depths of from very shallow waters to about 5 metres (16 ft). It prefers living in the vicinity of sea urchins. This species can reach a length of 6 centimetres (2.4 in) TL.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, J.T. (2014). "Malacoctenus aurolineatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T46104251A48395333. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Malacoctenus aurolineatus" in FishBase. October 2013 version.