Parenchelyurus hepburni   (Snyder,  1908) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Max. size: 4.5 cm TL

Body is black with white specks. Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 12, Dorsal soft rays (total): 18 - 20, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 20 - 23.

Dioecious with external fertilization. Oviparous, distinct pairing, guarders, nesters. Eggs are demersal and adhesive.

Synonym (s)
Enchelyurus hepburni Snyder, 1908

Common Name (s)
• Hepburns Blenny (English)
• Bluespotted Blenny (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Ocean Biogeographic Information System Available at -
  • Heemstra, E; Heemstra, P; Smale, M; Hoopers, T and Pelicier, D (2004) Preliminary checklist of coastal fishes from the Mauritian island of Rodrigues Journal of natural history Taylor and Francis 38(23-24) 3315 - 3350 Available at - index/
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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