Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Smoot-eye Blenny Starksia atlantica

Photo: Jeffrey T. Williams

Classification

Starksia [genus] (11)
atlantica [species]

Classification

Starksia [genus] (11)
atlantica [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Curaçao
  • Saba Bank
  • Presence status Indigenous (1) - Saba Bank
    Notes on presence status Originally, when there was only a single name for an entire species complex, the name was applied to all populations of that group. Since then, those species complexes were divided up and new names for regional populations were described. But older museum records and older publications would still have the old name. What was described for Curacao as Starksia atlantica is in fact S. springeri (Benjamin Victor, pers. comm).

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