Specimen Information

Protemblemaria punctata
Protemblemaria punctata
(Warthead Blenny)
Marine Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1649607
GroupMarine Fishes
GenusProtemblemaria
Speciespunctata
Common NameWarthead Blenny
StateFL
CountyManatee
LocalityGulf of Mexico, Florida, Manatee County, northeast of south end of Skyway bridge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameTampa Bay
HUC8 Number03100206
HUC10 NameTampa Bay
HUC10 Number0310020607
HUC12 NameTampa Bay
HUC12 Number031002060700
Map
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Collection Day21
Collection Month6
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on platforms
Statusunknown
CommentsDepth = 12 ft. See voucher photo. Multiple color variations were seen at the site including red, yellow, light beige, and darker beige. The site was revisited during the winter of 2019-2020 and the blennies were still present.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected10
Size5 cm
Photo




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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/13/2020].

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