Acanthemblemaria stephensi, Malpelo Island, Colombia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Grey head with red lips, red cirri between eyes and a covering of fine blue spots. Body with a series of red bands and dorsal fin red with a black spot at start. Inhabits empty mollusc and worm holes in the reef, with just it's head protruding. Known only from Malpelo Island.
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Several (9 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.