Blenniella periophthalmus   (Valenciennes)  1836 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyright: Atsunobu Murase

Max. size: 15.0 cm SL

Dorsal spines (total): 13-13, Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-21, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 20–22. Elongated body shape in lateral. Three color-pattern types described for different localities. Body of males with 6-7 dusky bands with 1 or a pair of dark margined, pale, oblong spots on each band, dark spots on spinous dorsal, dusky lines on rayed dorsal. Females with spots on caudal peduncle, body sometimes with fine dark specks.

Dioecious, distinct pairing, oviparous, eggs are demersal and adhesive, external fertilization, guarders, nesters.

Synonym (s)
Salarias periophthalmus Valenciennes 1836

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
Cultured:  Unknown

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Benthic copepods, ostracods, gastropods, other benthic invertebrates
Predator:  Blenniella periophthalmus (Blennidae)


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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