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      Red-Streaked Blenny

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Cirripectes stigmaticus
      Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 20 m
      Climate: tropical
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific = Mozambique to Kenya, throughout the Indian Ocean and western Central Pacific to the Marshall and Samoa Islands.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 11-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 15-17; Vertebrae: 30-32. Head and body reticulated; iris with yellow-ringed pupil. No scales. Cirri, supraorbital 7-22, nasal 8-29; nuchal 34-47, in 4 groups, ventralmost group borne on slightly expanded nuchal flap on each side. Dorsal fin deeply incised above last spine. Cephalic pore system simple; no pores at extra interorbital position; a pore present behind nuchal flap on each side. Large individuals are dark green to black with red spots on the head and red spots to vertical streaks on the sides.
      Biology: Found in coastal reef flats with rich coral and algae habitats, usually in very shallow depths of a few meters; also on rocky and coralline structures; among Acropora and Pocillopora corals of surf-swept algal ridge.
      Aquarium Care: Provide liverock, a lot of hiding places, and plenty of microagae growth. It has a peaceful temperament but can nip SPS, LPS, and clam mantles. Similar personality as Ecsenius spp., but more cryptic. An herbivore, and should be fed foods such as Spirulina, marine algae and frozen herbivore prepared foods.
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