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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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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Neon Triplefin (Helcogramma Striata)

This photo from Shark Island shows quite clearly where the "triplefin" name originates from.

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Neon Triplefin (Helcogramma Striata)

The Neon Triplefin (Helcogramma striata) is a tiny member of the Blennioidei family that can be found on and around all of the local reefs such as this individual photographed at Mae Haad/Koh Ma