Very special thanks for the first photo of Malacoctenus hubbsi to the famous Australien ichthyologist Dr. Gerry R. Allen.
Dr. Allen has taken his photo at Mexico.
Malacoctenus hubbsi is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found in central Baja California and throughout the Gulf of California, and in southern Mexico.
This is the second most abundant primary fish species in the Gulf of California.
The Redside blenny is a benthic, reef associated species and is found in rocky and coral reefs to depths of 8 meters, where it is hunting for invertebrates.