Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Labrisomidae > Labrisomus > Labrisomus nuchipinnis

Labrisomus nuchipinnis (Molly miller; Hairy blenny)

Synonyms: Clinus canariensis; Clinus nuchipinnis; Clinus pectinifer; Clinus pedatipennis; Labrisomus pectinifer
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Wikipedia Abstract

Labrisomus nuchipinnis, the hairy blenny, is a species of labrisomid blenny native to the Atlantic Ocean from the coast of the Americas to the African coast. This species prefers areas that give them crevices and holes to shelter in such as areas with rock or rubble substrates, reefs or beds of seagrass. They can be found in shallow water only a few centimeters deep to a depth of 10 metres (33 ft) though they are much rarer deeper than 5 metres (16 ft). Carnivorous, they prey on such animals as crustaceans, gastropods, echinoderms such as urchins and brittle stars, polychaete worms and other fishes. This species can reach a length of 23 centimetres (9.1 in) TL. They can also be found in the aquarium trade.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Parque Marino Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park II 129688 Mexico      
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  

Prey / Diet

Aegires ortizi[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Atagema browni[1]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[1]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[1]
Cerithium eburneum (ivory cerith)[2]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[1]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[1]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[1]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[1]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Echinometra lucunter (rock boring urchin)[2]
Echinometra viridis (Green boring reef urchin)[1]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[1]
Eucidaris tribuloides (slate pencil urchin)[1]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Geitodoris pusae[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Hexabranchus morsomus[1]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[1]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[1]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[2]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[1]
Mithraculus ruber[1]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax aculeatus[1]
Mithrax hemphilli[1]
Mithrax holderi[1]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[1]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[2]
Monoplex macrodon (hairy triton)[1]
Naria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[1]
Nicidion mutilata[1]
Olivella petiolita[2]
Ophiocoma echinata (black brittle star)[2]
Ophiocoma wendtii (red ophiocoma)[1]
Ophioderma appressa[1]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[2]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[1]
Phragmatopoma caudata[1]
Pilumnus diomedeae[1]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus reticulatus[1]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[1]
Plagusia depressa (tidal spray crab)[1]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[1]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[1]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[1]
Tripneustes ventricosus (sea egg)[1]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aethaloperca rogaa (Rockcod)1
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)2
Anisotremus virginicus (Porkfish)1
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)1
Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)1
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)1
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)1
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)2
Malacanthus plumieri (Whiting)1
Pareques acuminatus (Cluck)1
Sargocentron vexillarium (Welchman)1
Scartella cristata (Molly miller)1
Scorpaenodes caribbaeus (Reef Scorpionfish)1
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)1


Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)[1]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]
Scorpaena grandicornis (poison grouper)[1]


Parasitized by 
Dollfusentis heteracanthus[3]
Helicometra fasciata[1]
Helicometrina mirzai[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo


Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benin; Bermuda; Brazil; Cameroon; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; China; Colombia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Côte d'Ivoire; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Equatorial Guinea; Gambia; Ghana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Liberia; Madeira Islands; Martinique; Mauritania; Montserrat; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Togo; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), Bahamas, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ref. 13628). Eastern Atlantic: Madeira (Ref. 13612), Canary Islands, and the coast of West Africa south to equatorial Guinea (Ref. 7404).; Western Sahara;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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