Tag: Blennies (Blennioidei)

Although there are other, unrelated species of fish which are misidentified or have been incorrectly named "Blenny" (the Carpet Eel Blenny (Congrogadus Subducens) being a prime example as this species is neither a Blenny nor an Eel), this section will contain only members belonging to the suborder Blennioidei, or "true blennies".

Although there are other, unrelated species of fish which are misidentified or have been incorrectly named "Blenny" (the Carpet Eel Blenny (Congrogadus Subducens) being a prime example as this species is neither a Blenny nor an Eel), this section will contain only members belonging to the suborder Blennioidei, or "true blennies".

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High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus) - female

This High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus), probably a female due to the relatively short first dorsal spines, was patrolling a small, sparsely weeded area just beside Chaloklum pier.

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High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus)

A male High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus) keeps a watchful eye on its surroundings from the relative safety of disused oyster shell beneath Chaloklum pier

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Jewelled Blenny (Salarias Fasciatus)

The Jewelled Blenny (Salarias Fasciatus), such as this one photographed at Mae Haad/Koh Ma, is one of the largest species of Blenny found in local waters.

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Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes Variabilis)

A Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes Variabilis) makes good use of a discarded Coke can beneath Chaloklum pier.

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Jewelled Blenny (Salarias Fasciatus)

A Jewelled Blenny (Salarias Fasciatus) at Mae Haad/Koh Ma showing all of the main distinguishing features of the species eg.

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High-Finned Blenny juvenile (Petroscirtes Mitratus)

Another tiny juvenile High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes mitratus), this time photographed on a mooring line at Sail Rock.

Although not a great photo, the rope gives a good indication of just how small this little Blenny is.

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Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes Variabilis) and Bristle-Tailed Leatherjacket (Acreichthys Tomentosus)

A Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes Variabilis) and a a tiny, juvenile Bristle-Tailed Leatherjacket (Acreichthys Tomentosus) share a boat mooring line at Sail Rock.

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Short-Head Sabretooth Blenny (Petroscirtes Breviceps)

The Short-Head Sabretooth Blenny (Petroscirtes Breviceps) in most common at shallow, protected reef flats or among clumps of sargassum algae.

However, as this photo taken at Sail Rock shows, they can sometimes be found at deeper, offshore sites on mooring lines that have a reasonable overgrowth of algae.

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High-Finned Blenny juvenile (Petroscirtes Mitratus)

A juvenile High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes mitratus) showing the same colouration as the adult, however it is lacking the mast-like, high dorsal fin which will develop as it matures.

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High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus)

A High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus) hiding behind a small patch of weeds.