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Malacoctenus boehlkei (Diamond Blenny).jpg
Malacoctenus boehlkei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Blennioidei
Family: Labrisomidae
Genus: Malacoctenus
T. N. Gill, 1860

Malacoctenus is a genus of labrisomid blennies native to the eastern Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.[1]


There are currently 23 recognized species in this genus:

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Malacoctenus in FishBase. October 2013 version.
  2. ^ Wirtz, P. (2014): A new species of Malacoctenus from the Cape Verde Islands, eastern Atlantic (Pisces Teleostei, Labrisomidae). Arquipelago - Life and Marine Sciences, 31: 15-20.