Blenniella cyanostigma   (Bleeker,  1849) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Max. size: 8.1 cm SL (male), 6 cm SL (female)

Dorsal spines (total): 12-14, Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-22, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 19–22. Elongated body shape in lateral. Males with dusky bands on body, each band with a vertical pair of oblong spots, dark spot behind eye and opercle. Females with faintly dusky bands on body overlain by dark lines that break up into dashes at posterior portion, dark spots on median fins.

Oviparous, eggs are demersal and adhesive.

Synonym (s)
Salarias cyanostigma Bleeker, 1849

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Cultured:  No

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • Springer, VG and Williams, JT (1994) The Indo-west Pacific blenniid fish genus Istiblennius reappraised: A revision of Istiblennius, Blenniella, and Paralticus, new genus Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 565 1-193 Available at - ZOOR:ZOOR13100034613
  • Letourneur, Y; Chabanet, P; Durville, P; Taquet, M; Teissier, E; Parmentier, M; Quero, JC and Pothin, K (2004) An updated checklist of the marine fish fauna of Reunion Island, south-western Indian Ocean Cybium 28(3) 199-216
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, Pune.
  • 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 -

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