Specimen Information

Protemblemaria punctata
Protemblemaria punctata
(Warthead Blenny)
Marine Fishes

Specimen ID1649616
GroupMarine Fishes
Common NameWarthead Blenny
LocalityCaribbean Sea, Mexico, Veracruz, Parque Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano, Bajo Mersey (coral reef)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
Collection Month11
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on platforms
Reference 1
Ref. Number:34370
Author:Argüelles-Jiménez J, Contreras-Juarez M, Palacio Pérez E
Title:Potential invasion of the Gulf of Mexico by Protemblemaria punctata (Teleostei: Chaenopsidae), a cryptobenthic fish endemic to Venezuela
Journal:Bulletin of Marine Science
CommentsDepth = 6 m. Habitat = pvc structures for a coral study.
Record TypeLiterature
DisposalScripps Institute of Oceanography of the University of California San Diego
Museum Cat NumberIEP-01, IEP-02, IEP-03, IEP-04, IEP-05, IEP-06, IEP-07, IEP-08
Number Collected8
Size22-30 mm (TL)


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/21/2023].

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