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Barnacle Blenny

The Galápagos barnacle blenny, Acanthemblemaria castroi, lives
in empty barnacle shells, often with only its head protruding.

*The endemic Galápagos Barnacle Blenny, a slender, 2" long shallow-water reef fish was previously commonly observed in the cool waters of the islands; despite careful searches by our divers and others since that time, the Barnacle Blenny, unique to the archipelago, appears to have disappeared.

(Photograph copyrighted by Paul Humann, 2000 (Reef Fish Identification - Galápagos, New World Publications, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, 1993).)

 


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