Malacoctenus gigas

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Malacoctenus gigas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Blennioidei
Family: Labrisomidae
Genus: Malacoctenus
Species: M. gigas
Binomial name
Malacoctenus gigas
V. G. Springer, 1959

Malacoctenus gigas, the Sonora blenny, is a species of labrisomid blenny endemic to the Gulf of California. It is a shallow water species inhabiting patches of seaweed on reefs. This species can reach a length of 13 centimetres (5.1 in) TL.[2]


  1. ^ Hastings, P. 2010. Malacoctenus gigas. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 07 December 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Malacoctenus gigas" in FishBase. October 2013 version.