Mosshead prickleback

The Mosshead prickleback lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 20 - 80 m environment.

- Coleanthus Seidel Mosshead Prickleback - Chirolophis nugator (Jordan & Williams, 1895) mossplant - Harrimanella hypnoides (L. More

Also known as the mosshead prickleback or ornamental blenny, this very small (less than 6 inches long) but colorful fish is a prized find for local underwater photographers. With skittish and very secretive behavior, divers must keep a sharp eye out to spot the wary mosshead. More

Common names

Mosshead prickleback in English
mosshead warbonnet in English
Ornamented blenny in English
美笠鳚 in Chinese (中文)
美笠鳚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Stichaeidae
Genus : Chirolophis
Species : Chirolophis nugator
Authority : Jordan & Williams, 1895