Tag: Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes variabilis)

The Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes variabilis) is similar in appearance to the Short-Head Sabretooth Blenny (Petroscirtes breviceps) which also resides in local waters, the main difference being its blotchy, rather than lined colouration.

Males have an orange-brown overall colouration whilst females tend to be olive green above and lighter below.

This species shares a similar habit with the other locally occurring members of the genus eg. reef flats and weedy inshore areas and also on mooring lines (where weed and algae growth is present) at the deeper offshore sites.

The Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes variabilis) is similar in appearance to the Short-Head Sabretooth Blenny (Petroscirtes breviceps) which also resides in local waters, the main difference being its blotchy, rather than lined colouration.

Males have an orange-brown overall colouration whilst females tend to be olive green above and lighter below.

This species shares a similar habit with the other locally occurring members of the genus eg. reef flats and weedy inshore areas and also on mooring lines (where weed and algae growth is present) at the deeper offshore sites.

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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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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.