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Starry blenny without stars?

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#1 Glasseye Snapper

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

My best guess for this blenny is that it is a starry blenny, Salarias ramosus, but in most books and web images it has abundant white speckles. Is this a starry blenny and is it normal for it to have almost no white speckles?

Any thoughts appreciated.

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#2 JimG

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:40 AM

In case you haven't seen it, there is one unauthenticated picture on Fishbase with few spots and which looks very much like yours - see http://www.fishbase....44&win=uploaded.

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#3 Glasseye Snapper

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

Thanks Jim, mine is even a bit more extreme but based on the fishbase images I now see that the number of white spots is highly variable. I should have looked at that before because I really like the fishbase images exactly because they help to highlight the variable and shared features of each species. On that note: I also want to thank you for the many great images from you on fishbase in general. I use them a lot!

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#4 scubamarli

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

Starry blenny. They are adorable...for a fish.
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