Dutch Caribbean Species Register

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

Ringed Blenny Starksia hassi

Photo: Larry Morin

Classification

Starksia [genus] (8)
hassi [species]

Classification

Starksia [genus] (8)
hassi [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • 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. Starksia ocellata is now a Florida species. What was described as Starksia ocellata is in fact S. hassi (Benjamin Victor, pers. comm.).

    Publications

    • Pers. comm. Benjamin Victor.
    • Nagelkerken, W.P. 1974. On the occurrence of fishes in relation to corals in Curaçao. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 45: 118-141. [link]
    • Pattengill-Semmens, C.V. 2010. The reef fish assemblage of Bonaire Marine Park: an analysis of REEF Fish Survey Data. Proceedings 53rd Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 53: 591-605.