Protemblemaria punctata, the Warthead Blenny, is an epibenthic marine fish found in tropical subtropical, shallow marine environments (Argüelles-Jiménez et al. 2020; Froese and Pauly 2021; Robertson and Van Tassel 2021). This fish has an elongated body, 50-60 mm long. with a rounded head. with two large, bushy cirri over each eye. The body is light brown with dark brown blotches. extending to the fins, while the head is predominantly dark with white blotches. The Warthead Blenny (Protemblemaria punctata) has a limited native range in the southern Caribbean Sea, in shallow waters on the shore of the Cariaco Gulf, in the state of Sucre, Venezuela, It inhabits and breeds in shells, tubes, holes, and crevices. Female blennies typically lay their eggs in a a nest (tube, shell, etc.) guarded by the male. Males typically guard the eggs before hatching, but the larvae are intially planktonic. The juveniles settle and develop epibenthic habits. It has been collected on the eastern shore of Tampa Bay, where it is apparently established, though over a very limited range (USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program). In 2019, 8 specimens were collected on a reef off Veracruz, Mexico. Both of these introduced populations are more than 2000 km from the known native populations (Argüelles-Jiménez et al. 2021).