Tag: Blennies (Blennioidei)

Species belonging to the family Blennioidei found in local waters.

Species belonging to the family Blennioidei found in local waters.

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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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Springer's Blenny (Cirripectes Springeri)

In this close-up shot of what is possibly the Springer's Blenny (Cirripectes Springeri), the red lines and dots which are its main distinguishing feature are clearly visible.
Also visible here are the tiny "cirri" along the nape of the neck.

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Springer's Blenny (Cirripectes Springeri)

Another nice profile shot of what is probably the Springer's Blenny (Cirripectes Springeri).

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Springer's Blenny (Cirripectes Springeri)

The distinguishing features of what i think is a Springer's Blenny (Cirripectes Springeri) are clear in this side profile eg. the over-all brownish colouration, yellowish fins and red spots and lines around the face.
Also visible are the little "cirri" on the forehead.

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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.