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Family: Blenniidae Combtooth blennies



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Photo by Hazes, B.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Adelotremus leptus Smith-Vaniz & Rose, 2012

Photo by Hazes, B.
 
Adelotremus leptus
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Aidablennius sphynx (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Aidablennius sphynx
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Alloblennius anuchalis
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Alloblennius frondiculus
[Leaf blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Alloblennius jugularis (Klunzinger, 1871)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Alloblennius jugularis
[Jugular blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL
Alloblennius parvus Springer & Spreitzer, 1978

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Alloblennius parvus
[Dwarf blenny]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL
Alloblennius pictus (Lotan, 1970)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Alloblennius pictus
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.6 cm TL
Alticus anjouanae (Fourmanoir, 1955)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Alticus anjouanae
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Alticus arnoldorum (Curtiss, 1938)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Alticus arnoldorum
[Pacific leaping blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Alticus kirkii (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Alticus kirkii
[Kirk's blenny]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Alticus magnusi
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Alticus monochrus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Alticus montanoi
[Montano's Rockskipper]
No picture found
Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Alticus orientalis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Alticus saliens (Forster, 1788)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Alticus saliens
[Leaping blenny]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Alticus sertatus
[Garlanded rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Alticus simplicirrus Smith-Vaniz & Springer, 1971

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Alticus simplicirrus
[Marquesan rockstripper]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Andamia amphibius
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Andamia cyclocheilus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Andamia expansa
[]

Photo by Townsend, D.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Andamia heteroptera (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Townsend, D.
 
Andamia heteroptera
[East Indian lipsucker]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Andamia pacifica
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Andamia reyi (Sauvage, 1880)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Andamia reyi
[Suckerlip blenny]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Andamia tetradactylus (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Andamia tetradactylus
[Four-fingered lipsucker]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Antennablennius adenensis Fraser-Brunner, 1951

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennablennius adenensis
[Aden blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Antennablennius australis Fraser-Brunner, 1951

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennablennius australis
[Moustached rockskipper]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Antennablennius bifilum (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Antennablennius bifilum
[Horned rockskipper]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Antennablennius ceylonensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Antennablennius hypenetes (Klunzinger, 1871)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennablennius hypenetes
[Arabian blenny]
No picture found
Southwestern Indian Ocean

 
Antennablennius sexfasciatus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Antennablennius simonyi (Steindachner, 1902)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennablennius simonyi
[Simony's blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Antennablennius variopunctatus (Jatzow & Lenz, 1898)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Antennablennius variopunctatus
[Orangedotted blenny]
No picture found
Western Inidan Ocean.

 
Antennablennius velifer
[]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Aspidontus dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Aspidontus dussumieri
[Lance blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Aspidontus taeniatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1834

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Aspidontus taeniatus
[False cleanerfish]

Photo by Bourjon, P.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Aspidontus tractus Fowler, 1903

Photo by Bourjon, P.
 
Aspidontus tractus
[]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 14.5 cm TL
Atrosalarias fuscus (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Atrosalarias fuscus
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.5 cm TL
Atrosalarias holomelas (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Atrosalarias holomelas
[Brown coral blenny]

Photo by Groeneveld, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Atrosalarias hosokawai Suzuki & Senou, 1999

Photo by Groeneveld, R.
 
Atrosalarias hosokawai
[Hosokawa's coral blenny]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Bathyblennius antholops
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Blenniella bilitonensis (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Blenniella bilitonensis
[Biliton blenniella]

Photo by Springer, V.G./Williams, J.T.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Blenniella caudolineata (Günther, 1877)

Photo by Springer, V.G./Williams, J.T.
 
Blenniella caudolineata
[Blue-spotted blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Blenniella chrysospilos (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Blenniella chrysospilos
[Red-spotted blenny]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Blenniella cyanostigma (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Blenniella cyanostigma
[Striped rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Blenniella gibbifrons (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Blenniella gibbifrons
[Hump-headed blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Blenniella interrupta (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Blenniella interrupta
[Dashed-line blenny]

Photo by Springer, V.G./Williams, J.T.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Blenniella leopardus (Fowler, 1904)

Photo by Springer, V.G./Williams, J.T.
 
Blenniella leopardus
[Leopard blenniella]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL
Blenniella paula (Bryan & Herre, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Blenniella paula
[Bluedash rockskipper]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Blenniella periophthalmus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Blenniella periophthalmus
[Blue-dashed rockskipper]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Blennius normani
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Blennius ocellaris Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Blennius ocellaris
[Butterfly blenny]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Chalaroderma capito (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by SFSA
 
Chalaroderma capito
[Looseskin blenny]

Photo by Luquet, D.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Chalaroderma ocellata (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)

Photo by Luquet, D.
 
Chalaroderma ocellata
[Two-eyed blenny]

Photo by Crippen, C.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Chasmodes bosquianus (Lacepède, 1800)

Photo by Crippen, C.
 
Chasmodes bosquianus
[Striped blenny]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Chasmodes longimaxilla
[Stretchjaw blenny]

Photo by Marotta, D.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Chasmodes saburrae Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Marotta, D.
 
Chasmodes saburrae
[Florida blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15.5 cm NG
Cirripectes alboapicalis (Ogilby, 1899)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes alboapicalis
[Blackblotch blenny]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Cirripectes alleni
[Kimberley blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Cirripectes auritus Carlson, 1981

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes auritus
[Blackflap blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL
Cirripectes castaneus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes castaneus
[Chestnut eyelash-blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Cirripectes chelomatus Williams & Maugé, 1984

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes chelomatus
[Lady Musgrave blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Cirripectes filamentosus (Alleyne & Macleay, 1877)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes filamentosus
[Filamentous blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Cirripectes fuscoguttatus Strasburg & Schultz, 1953

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes fuscoguttatus
[Spotted blenny]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Cirripectes gilberti Williams, 1988

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Cirripectes gilberti
[Gilbert's blenny]

Photo by King, D.R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Cirripectes heemstraorum Williams, 2010

Photo by King, D.R.
 
Cirripectes heemstraorum
[Yellowtail blenny]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Cirripectes hutchinsi
[Hutchins' blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Cirripectes imitator Williams, 1985

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes imitator
[Imitator blenny]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Cirripectes jenningsi
[]

Photo by Araga, C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Cirripectes kuwamurai Fukao, 1984

Photo by Araga, C.
 
Cirripectes kuwamurai
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.4 cm SL
Cirripectes obscurus (Borodin, 1927)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes obscurus
[Gargantuan blenny]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Cirripectes perustus Smith, 1959

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cirripectes perustus
[Flaming blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Cirripectes polyzona (Bleeker, 1868)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes polyzona
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cirripectes quagga (Fowler & Ball, 1924)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes quagga
[Squiggly blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Cirripectes randalli Williams, 1988

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes randalli
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cirripectes springeri Williams, 1988

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Cirripectes springeri
[Springer's blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Cirripectes stigmaticus Strasburg & Schultz, 1953

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes stigmaticus
[Red-streaked blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Cirripectes vanderbilti (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes vanderbilti
[Scarface blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Cirripectes variolosus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cirripectes variolosus
[Red-speckled blenny]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Cirripectes viriosus
[Robust blenny]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Cirrisalarias bunares
[Hairy bleny]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Coryphoblennius galerita (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Coryphoblennius galerita
[Montagu's blenny]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Crossosalarias macrospilus Smith-Vaniz & Springer, 1971

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Crossosalarias macrospilus
[Tripplespot blenny]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Dodekablennos fraseri
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.3 cm TL
Ecsenius aequalis Springer, 1988

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius aequalis
[Fourline blenny]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Ecsenius alleni
[Allen's combtooth blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Ecsenius aroni Springer, 1971

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius aroni
[Aron's blenny]

Photo by Wilkie, M.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Ecsenius australianus Springer, 1988

Photo by Wilkie, M.
 
Ecsenius australianus
[Australian combtooth blenny]

Photo by Malaer, P.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm TL
Ecsenius axelrodi Springer, 1988

Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Ecsenius axelrodi
[Axelrod's clown blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Ecsenius bandanus Springer, 1971

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius bandanus
[Banda comb-tooth]

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm TL
Ecsenius bathi Springer, 1988

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Ecsenius bathi
[Bath's comb-tooth]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Ecsenius bicolor (Day, 1888)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius bicolor
[Bicolor blenny]

Photo by Wehner, C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Ecsenius bimaculatus Springer, 1971

Photo by Wehner, C.
 
Ecsenius bimaculatus
[Twinspot coralblenny]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL
Ecsenius caeruliventris Springer & Allen, 2004

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Ecsenius caeruliventris
[Bluebelly blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Ecsenius collettei Springer, 1972

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius collettei
[Collette's coralblenny]

Photo by Brokovich, E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Ecsenius dentex Springer, 1988

Photo by Brokovich, E.
 
Ecsenius dentex
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Ecsenius dilemma Springer, 1988

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius dilemma
[Twocoat coralblenny]

Photo by Carlson, B.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Ecsenius fijiensis Springer, 1988

Photo by Carlson, B.
 
Ecsenius fijiensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Ecsenius fourmanoiri Springer, 1972

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius fourmanoiri
[Blackstriped combtooth blenny]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Ecsenius frontalis (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Ecsenius frontalis
[Smooth-fin blenny]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Ecsenius gravieri (Pellegrin, 1906)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Ecsenius gravieri
[Red Sea mimic blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Ecsenius isos McKinney & Springer, 1976

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius isos
[]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Ecsenius kurti Springer, 1988

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Ecsenius kurti
[Kurt's coralblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Ecsenius lineatus Klausewitz, 1962

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius lineatus
[Linear blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Ecsenius lividanalis Chapman & Schultz, 1952

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius lividanalis
[Blackspot coralblenny]

Photo by Field, R.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Ecsenius lubbocki Springer, 1988

Photo by Field, R.
 
Ecsenius lubbocki
[Lubbock's coralblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Ecsenius mandibularis McCulloch, 1923

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius mandibularis
[Queensland combtooth blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm TL
Ecsenius melarchus McKinney & Springer, 1976

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius melarchus
[Yellow-eyed comb-tooth]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Ecsenius midas Starck, 1969

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius midas
[Persian blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Ecsenius minutus Klausewitz, 1963

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius minutus
[]

Photo by Townsend, D.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Ecsenius monoculus Springer, 1988

Photo by Townsend, D.
 
Ecsenius monoculus
[Monocle coralblenny]

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Ecsenius nalolo Smith, 1959

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
 
Ecsenius nalolo
[Nalolo]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Ecsenius namiyei (Jordan & Evermann, 1902)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius namiyei
[Black comb-tooth]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Ecsenius niue
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Ecsenius oculatus
[Ocular coralblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Ecsenius oculus Springer, 1971

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius oculus
[Ocular blenny]

Photo by Henke, M.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Ecsenius ops Springer & Allen, 2001

Photo by Henke, M.
 
Ecsenius ops
[Eye-spot blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Ecsenius opsifrontalis Chapman & Schultz, 1952

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius opsifrontalis
[Comical blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Ecsenius pardus Springer, 1988

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius pardus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Ecsenius paroculus
[Spottedback coralblenny]

Photo by Yin, Robert

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Ecsenius pictus McKinney & Springer, 1976

Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Ecsenius pictus
[White-lined comb-tooth]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.2 cm TL

 
Ecsenius polystictus
[Dotted coralblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Ecsenius portenoyi Springer, 1988

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius portenoyi
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL
Ecsenius prooculis Chapman & Schultz, 1952

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius prooculis
[Striped coralblenny]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Ecsenius pulcher (Murray, 1887)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Ecsenius pulcher
[Gulf blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Ecsenius randalli Springer, 1991

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius randalli
[]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Ecsenius schroederi McKinney & Springer, 1976

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Ecsenius schroederi
[Schroeder's coralblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Ecsenius sellifer Springer, 1988

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius sellifer
[Saddle blenny]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Ecsenius shirleyae Springer & Allen, 2004

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Ecsenius shirleyae
[Shirley's coralblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm TL
Ecsenius stictus Springer, 1988

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius stictus
[Great Barrier Reef blenny]

Photo by Wehner, C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Ecsenius stigmatura Fowler, 1952

Photo by Wehner, C.
 
Ecsenius stigmatura
[Tailspot coralblenny]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Ecsenius taeniatus Springer, 1988

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Ecsenius taeniatus
[White-lined coralblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Ecsenius tessera Springer, 1988

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius tessera
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Ecsenius tigris Springer, 1988

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ecsenius tigris
[Tiger combtooth blenny]

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Ecsenius tricolor Springer & Allen, 2001

Photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com
 
Ecsenius tricolor
[Tricolor coralblenny]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3 cm TL
Ecsenius trilineatus Springer, 1972

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Ecsenius trilineatus
[Three-lined blenny]

Photo by Du, J.-G.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Ecsenius yaeyamaensis (Aoyagi, 1954)

Photo by Du, J.-G.
 
Ecsenius yaeyamaensis
[Yaeyama blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Enchelyurus ater (Günther, 1877)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enchelyurus ater
[Black blenny]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Enchelyurus brunneolus
[]

Photo by Proaquatix

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm TL
Enchelyurus flavipes Peters, 1868

Photo by Proaquatix
 
Enchelyurus flavipes
[Yellowfin blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Enchelyurus kraussii (Klunzinger, 1871)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enchelyurus kraussii
[Krauss' blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Enchelyurus petersi (Kossmann & Räuber, 1877)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enchelyurus petersi
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL
Entomacrodus cadenati Springer, 1967

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Entomacrodus cadenati
[West African rockhopper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Entomacrodus caudofasciatus (Regan, 1909)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus caudofasciatus
[Tail-barred rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Entomacrodus chapmani Springer, 1967

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus chapmani
[Chapman's blenny]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Entomacrodus chiostictus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Entomacrodus chiostictus
[Rock blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Entomacrodus corneliae (Fowler, 1932)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus corneliae
[Cornelia's rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL
Entomacrodus cymatobiotus Schultz & Chapman, 1960

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus cymatobiotus
[Pacific rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Entomacrodus decussatus (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus decussatus
[Wavy-lined blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Entomacrodus epalzeocheilos (Bleeker, 1859)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus epalzeocheilos
[Fringelip rockskipper]

Photo by Springer & Fricke, 2000

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Entomacrodus lemuria Springer & Fricke, 2000

Photo by Springer & Fricke, 2000
 
Entomacrodus lemuria
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 11.8 cm FL
Entomacrodus lighti (Herre, 1938)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Entomacrodus lighti
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific

Entomacrodus longicirrus Springer, 1967

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus longicirrus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Entomacrodus macrospilus Springer, 1967

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus macrospilus
[Bigspot rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Entomacrodus marmoratus (Bennett, 1828)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus marmoratus
[Rockskipper]

Photo by Johnson, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Entomacrodus nigricans Gill, 1859

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Entomacrodus nigricans
[Pearl blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Entomacrodus niuafoouensis (Fowler, 1932)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus niuafoouensis
[Tattoo-chin rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Entomacrodus randalli Springer, 1967

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus randalli
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Entomacrodus rofeni Springer, 1967

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus rofeni
[Rofen's rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Entomacrodus sealei Bryan & Herre, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus sealei
[Seale's rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Entomacrodus solus Williams & Bogorodsky, 2010

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus solus
[]

Photo by Shiina, M.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Entomacrodus stellifer (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)

Photo by Shiina, M.
 
Entomacrodus stellifer
[Stellar rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Entomacrodus strasburgi Springer, 1967

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus strasburgi
[Strasburg's blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Entomacrodus striatus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus striatus
[Reef margin blenny]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Entomacrodus textilis (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Entomacrodus textilis
[Textile blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Entomacrodus thalassinus (Jordan & Seale, 1906)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus thalassinus
[Sea blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Entomacrodus vermiculatus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Entomacrodus vermiculatus
[Vermiculated blenny]

Photo by Liana F. Mendes

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Entomacrodus vomerinus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Liana F. Mendes
 
Entomacrodus vomerinus
[]

Photo by Springer & Fricke, 2000

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Entomacrodus williamsi Springer & Fricke, 2000

Photo by Springer & Fricke, 2000
 
Entomacrodus williamsi
[William's rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 14.5 cm TL
Exallias brevis (Kner, 1868)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Exallias brevis
[Leopard blenny]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Glyptoparus delicatulus Smith, 1959

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Glyptoparus delicatulus
[Delicate blenny]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 7.7 cm TL

 
Haptogenys bipunctata
[Fourpored blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Hirculops cornifer (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hirculops cornifer
[Highbrow rockskipper]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Hypleurochilus aequipinnis (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Hypleurochilus aequipinnis
[Oyster blenny]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Hypleurochilus bananensis (Poll, 1959)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Hypleurochilus bananensis
[]

Photo by Johnson, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Hypleurochilus bermudensis Beebe & Tee-Van, 1933

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Hypleurochilus bermudensis
[Barred blenny]

Photo by Macieira, R.M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Hypleurochilus brasil Pinheiro, Gasparini & Rangel, 2013

Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Hypleurochilus brasil
[Brazil blenny]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Hypleurochilus caudovittatus
[Zebratail blenny]

Photo by Gerhardinger, L.C.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 8.7 cm NG
Hypleurochilus fissicornis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Gerhardinger, L.C.
 
Hypleurochilus fissicornis
[]

Photo by Christie, B.L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Hypleurochilus geminatus (Wood, 1825)

Photo by Christie, B.L.
 
Hypleurochilus geminatus
[Crested blenny]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.3 cm TL
Hypleurochilus langi (Fowler, 1923)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Hypleurochilus langi
[]

Photo by Cox, C.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Hypleurochilus multifilis (Girard, 1858)

Photo by Cox, C.
 
Hypleurochilus multifilis
[Featherduster blenny]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Hypleurochilus pseudoaequipinnis Bath, 1994

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Hypleurochilus pseudoaequipinnis
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Hypleurochilus springeri Randall, 1966

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Hypleurochilus springeri
[Orangespotted blenny]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Hypsoblennius brevipinnis (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hypsoblennius brevipinnis
[Barnaclebill blenny]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Hypsoblennius caulopus (Gilbert, 1898)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hypsoblennius caulopus
[Tidepool blenny]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Hypsoblennius digueti
[]

Photo by Johnson, L.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Hypsoblennius exstochilus Böhlke, 1959

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Hypsoblennius exstochilus
[Longhorn blenny]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Hypsoblennius gentilis (Girard, 1854)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hypsoblennius gentilis
[Bay blenny]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL

 
Hypsoblennius gilberti
[Rockpool blenny]

Photo by Crippen, C.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Hypsoblennius hentz (Lesueur, 1825)

Photo by Crippen, C.
 
Hypsoblennius hentz
[Feather blenny]

Photo by Sazima, I.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5.8 cm TL
Hypsoblennius invemar Smith-Vaniz & Acero P., 1980

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Hypsoblennius invemar
[Tessellated blenny]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Hypsoblennius ionthas
[Freckled blenny]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Hypsoblennius jenkinsi
[Mussel blenny]
No picture found
South America

 
Hypsoblennius maculipinna
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific

 
Hypsoblennius paytensis
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL
Hypsoblennius proteus (Krejsa, 1960)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hypsoblennius proteus
[Socorro blenny]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Hypsoblennius robustus
[]

Photo by Hooker, Y.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 11.6 cm TL
Hypsoblennius sordidus (Bennett, 1828)

Photo by Hooker, Y.
 
Hypsoblennius sordidus
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Hypsoblennius striatus (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hypsoblennius striatus
[Striated blenny]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Istiblennius bellus
[Imspringer]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Istiblennius colei
[Cole's rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific. East
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Istiblennius dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Istiblennius dussumieri
[Streaky rockskipper]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Istiblennius edentulus (Forster & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Istiblennius edentulus
[Rippled rockskipper]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Istiblennius flaviumbrinus (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Istiblennius flaviumbrinus
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Istiblennius lineatus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Istiblennius lineatus
[Lined rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Istiblennius meleagris (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Istiblennius meleagris
[Peacock rockskipper]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Istiblennius muelleri (Klunzinger, 1879)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Istiblennius muelleri
[Mueller's rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Istiblennius pox Springer & Williams, 1994

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Istiblennius pox
[Scarface rockskipper]

Photo by Öberg, P.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Istiblennius rivulatus (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Öberg, P.
 
Istiblennius rivulatus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Istiblennius spilotus Springer & Williams, 1994

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Istiblennius spilotus
[Spotted rockskipper]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Istiblennius steindachneri
[]

Photo by Biryukov V.K.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Istiblennius unicolor (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Biryukov V.K.
 
Istiblennius unicolor
[Pallid rockskipper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Oceania
Max. Length 19.3 cm SL
Istiblennius zebra (Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Istiblennius zebra
[Zebra blenny]

Photo by Murase, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Laiphognathus longispinis Murase, 2007

Photo by Murase, A.
 
Laiphognathus longispinis
[Crown spotty blenny]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Laiphognathus multimaculatus Smith, 1955

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Laiphognathus multimaculatus
[Spotty blenny]

Photo by Østergaard, T.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Lipophrys pholis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Lipophrys pholis
[Shanny]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Lipophrys trigloides (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Lipophrys trigloides
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Litobranchus fowleri (Herre, 1936)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Litobranchus fowleri
[Fowler's rockskipper]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Lupinoblennius nicholsi
[Highfin blenny]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Lupinoblennius paivai (Pinto, 1958)

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Lupinoblennius paivai
[Paiva's blenny]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Lupinoblennius vinctus
[Mangrove blenny]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 1.5 cm SL

 
Medusablennius chani
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Meiacanthus abditus Smith-Vaniz, 1987

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus abditus
[Sulu fangblenny]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Meiacanthus abruptus Smith-Vaniz & Allen, 2011

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Meiacanthus abruptus
[Komodo fangblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Meiacanthus anema (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus anema
[Threadless blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Meiacanthus atrodorsalis (Günther, 1877)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus atrodorsalis
[Forktail blenny]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Meiacanthus bundoon Smith-Vaniz, 1976

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Meiacanthus bundoon
[Bundoon blenny]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Meiacanthus crinitus
[Hairytail fangblenny]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Meiacanthus cyanopterus Smith-Vaniz & Allen, 2011

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Meiacanthus cyanopterus
[Bluefin fangblenny]

Photo by Steene, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Meiacanthus ditrema Smith-Vaniz, 1976

Photo by Steene, R.
 
Meiacanthus ditrema
[One-striped poison-fang blenny]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Meiacanthus erdmanni Smith-Vaniz & Allen, 2011

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Meiacanthus erdmanni
[Erdmann's fangblenny]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Meiacanthus fraseri
[]

Photo by Townsend, D.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Meiacanthus geminatus Smith-Vaniz, 1976

Photo by Townsend, D.
 
Meiacanthus geminatus
[Twin fangblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Meiacanthus grammistes (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus grammistes
[Striped poison-fang blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Meiacanthus kamoharai Tomiyama, 1956

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus kamoharai
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Meiacanthus limbatus
[Manus fangblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Meiacanthus lineatus (De Vis, 1884)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus lineatus
[Lined fangblenny]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.3 cm TL

 
Meiacanthus luteus
[Yellow fangbelly]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Meiacanthus mossambicus Smith, 1959

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus mossambicus
[Mozambique fangblenny]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Meiacanthus naevius
[Birthmark fangblenny]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Meiacanthus nigrolineatus Smith-Vaniz, 1969

Photo by Field, R.
 
Meiacanthus nigrolineatus
[Blackline fangblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Meiacanthus oualanensis (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus oualanensis
[Canary fangblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific.

Meiacanthus phaeus Smith-Vaniz, 1976

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus phaeus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Meiacanthus procne Smith-Vaniz, 1976

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus procne
[Swallowtail fangblenny]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Meiacanthus reticulatus
[Reticulated fangblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Meiacanthus smithi Klausewitz, 1962

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus smithi
[Disco blenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Meiacanthus tongaensis Smith-Vaniz, 1987

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus tongaensis
[]

Photo by Satapoomin, U.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Meiacanthus urostigma Smith-Vaniz, Satapoomin & Allen, 2001

Photo by Satapoomin, U.
 
Meiacanthus urostigma
[Tailspot fangblenny]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Meiacanthus vicinus
[Sulawesi fangblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Meiacanthus vittatus Smith-Vaniz, 1976

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meiacanthus vittatus
[One-striped fangblenny]
400 Species of Family Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2012 Adelotremus leptus Western Indian Ocean 3.5 SL
1836 Aidablennius sphynx Eastern Atlantic 8 TL
1978 Alloblennius anuchalis Western Indian Ocean 2.4 SL
2012 Alloblennius frondiculus Leaf blenny Indian Ocean 2.4 SL
1871 Alloblennius jugularis Jugular blenny Western Indian Ocean 5 SL
1978 Alloblennius parvus Dwarf blenny Western Indian Ocean. 2.6 SL
1970 Alloblennius pictus Western Indian Ocean 2.6 SL
1955 Alticus anjouanae Western Indian Ocean 7.6 TL
1938 Alticus arnoldorum Pacific leaping blenny Pacific Ocean 8 TL
1868 Alticus kirkii Kirk's blenny Indian Ocean 11 TL
1964 Alticus magnusi Western Indian Ocean
1869 Alticus monochrus Western Indian Ocean 10 TL
1880 Alticus montanoi Montano's Rockskipper Western Pacific 10 TL
1955 Alticus orientalis Northwestern Pacific 8.8 SL
1788 Alticus saliens Leaping blenny Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1903 Alticus sertatus Garlanded rockskipper Western Central Pacific. 8 TL
1971 Alticus simplicirrus Marquesan rockstripper Western Central Pacific. 12 SL
1792 Andamia amphibius Western Central Pacific.
1909 Andamia cyclocheilus Western Central Pacific.
1858 Andamia expansa Eastern Indian Ocean
1857 Andamia heteroptera East Indian lipsucker Eastern Indian Ocean 6.4 SL
1955 Andamia pacifica Northwest Pacific
1880 Andamia reyi Suckerlip blenny Indo-West Pacific 10 TL
1858 Andamia tetradactylus Four-fingered lipsucker Western Pacific 10.5 TL
1951 Antennablennius adenensis Aden blenny Western Indian Ocean 5 TL
1951 Antennablennius australis Moustached rockskipper Western Indian Ocean 7 SL
1861 Antennablennius bifilum Horned rockskipper Western Indian Ocean 7.5 TL
1983 Antennablennius ceylonensis Indian Ocean
1871 Antennablennius hypenetes Arabian blenny Western Indian Ocean 6.5 TL
1923 Antennablennius sexfasciatus Southwestern Indian Ocean
1902 Antennablennius simonyi Simony's blenny Western Indian Ocean 5.5 TL
1898 Antennablennius variopunctatus Orangedotted blenny Western Indian Ocean 7.5 TL
1959 Antennablennius velifer Western Inidan Ocean.
1836 Aspidontus dussumieri Lance blenny Indo-Pacific 12 TL
1834 Aspidontus taeniatus False cleanerfish Pacific Ocean 11.5 TL
1903 Aspidontus tractus Western Indian Ocean 10 TL
1838 Atrosalarias fuscus Indo-Pacific Ocean 14.5 TL
1872 Atrosalarias holomelas Brown coral blenny Western Central Pacific 14.5 TL
1999 Atrosalarias hosokawai Hosokawa's coral blenny Western Pacific 7.4 SL
1970 Bathyblennius antholops Eastern Atlantic 5.4 SL
1858 Blenniella bilitonensis Biliton blenniella Western Pacific 16 TL
1877 Blenniella caudolineata Blue-spotted blenny Pacific Ocean 8.2 SL
1857 Blenniella chrysospilos Red-spotted blenny Indo-Pacific 13 SL
1849 Blenniella cyanostigma Striped rockskipper Indian Ocean 8.1 SL
1824 Blenniella gibbifrons Hump-headed blenny Indo-Pacific 12 SL
1857 Blenniella interrupta Dashed-line blenny Western Pacific 6 SL
1904 Blenniella leopardus Leopard blenniella Eastern Indian Ocean 6 SL
1903 Blenniella paula Bluedash rockskipper Western Pacific 13.1 SL
1836 Blenniella periophthalmus Blue-dashed rockskipper Indo-Pacific 15 SL
1949 Blennius normani Eastern Atlantic 11 SL
1758 Blennius ocellaris Butterfly blenny Southeast Atlantic 20 TL
1836 Chalaroderma capito Looseskin blenny Southeast Atlantic 20 SL
1908 Chalaroderma ocellata Two-eyed blenny Southeast Atlantic 7 SL
1800 Chasmodes bosquianus Striped blenny Western Atlantic 15 TL
1983 Chasmodes longimaxilla Stretchjaw blenny Western Central Atlantic 8 SL
1882 Chasmodes saburrae Florida blenny Western Central Atlantic 10 TL
1899 Cirripectes alboapicalis Blackblotch blenny Pacific Ocean 15.5 NG
1993 Cirripectes alleni Kimberley blenny Eastern Indian Ocean 6.5 TL
1981 Cirripectes auritus Blackflap blenny Indo-West Pacific 7.1 SL
1836 Cirripectes castaneus Chestnut eyelash-blenny Indo-West Pacific 9.2 SL
1984 Cirripectes chelomatus Lady Musgrave blenny Western Pacific 9.4 SL
1877 Cirripectes filamentosus Filamentous blenny Indo-West Pacific 7.5 SL
1953 Cirripectes fuscoguttatus Spotted blenny Pacific Ocean 10.6 SL
1988 Cirripectes gilberti Gilbert's blenny Indian Ocean 10.2 SL
2010 Cirripectes heemstraorum Yellowtail blenny Western Indian Ocean 7.1 SL
1988 Cirripectes hutchinsi Hutchins' blenny Eastern Indian Ocean 10.6 SL
1985 Cirripectes imitator Imitator blenny Western Pacific 9.3 SL
1943 Cirripectes jenningsi Pacific Ocean 7.6 SL
1984 Cirripectes kuwamurai Northwest Pacific 5.6 SL
1927 Cirripectes obscurus Gargantuan blenny Eastern Central Pacific 13.4 SL
1959 Cirripectes perustus Flaming blenny Indo-Pacific 8.2 SL
1868 Cirripectes polyzona Indo-Pacific 13 TL
1924 Cirripectes quagga Squiggly blenny Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1988 Cirripectes randalli Western Indian Ocean 10.7 SL
1988 Cirripectes springeri Springer's blenny Western Pacific 10 TL
1953 Cirripectes stigmaticus Red-streaked blenny Indo-Pacific 10 SL
1938 Cirripectes vanderbilti Scarface blenny Eastern Central Pacific 10 SL
1836 Cirripectes variolosus Red-speckled blenny Pacific Ocean 8.9 SL
1988 Cirripectes viriosus Robust blenny Western Central Pacific 11.5 SL
1976 Cirrisalarias bunares Hairy bleny Western Indian Ocean 3.5 TL
1758 Coryphoblennius galerita Montagu's blenny Eastern Atlantic 7.6 SL
1971 Crossosalarias macrospilus Tripplespot blenny Western Pacific 10 TL
1978 Dodekablennos fraseri Western Indian Ocean
1988 Ecsenius aequalis Fourline blenny Western Pacific 4.3 TL
1988 Ecsenius alleni Allen's combtooth blenny Eastern Indian Ocean 3.4 SL
1971 Ecsenius aroni Aron's blenny Western Indian Ocean 5.5 TL
1988 Ecsenius australianus Australian combtooth blenny Western Pacific 6 TL
1988 Ecsenius axelrodi Axelrod's clown blenny Western Central Pacific 5.8 TL
1971 Ecsenius bandanus Banda comb-tooth Western Pacific 3.4 SL
1988 Ecsenius bathi Bath's comb-tooth Western Central Pacific 4.4 TL
1888 Ecsenius bicolor Bicolor blenny Indo-Pacific 11 TL
1971 Ecsenius bimaculatus Twinspot coralblenny Western Pacific 4.5 TL
2004 Ecsenius caeruliventris Bluebelly blenny Western Pacific 2.4 SL
1972 Ecsenius collettei Collette's coralblenny Western Central Pacific 5 TL
1988 Ecsenius dentex Western Indian Ocean 4.8 SL
1988 Ecsenius dilemma Twocoat coralblenny Western Pacific 3.1 SL
1988 Ecsenius fijiensis Western Central Pacific 3.9 SL
1972 Ecsenius fourmanoiri Blackstriped combtooth blenny Western Pacific 4.9 SL
1836 Ecsenius frontalis Smooth-fin blenny Western Indian Ocean 8 TL
1906 Ecsenius gravieri Red Sea mimic blenny Western Indian Ocean 8 TL
1976 Ecsenius isos Western Central Pacific 3.2 SL
1988 Ecsenius kurti Kurt's coralblenny Western Pacific 3.5 SL
1962 Ecsenius lineatus Linear blenny Indo-West Pacific 9 TL
1952 Ecsenius lividanalis Blackspot coralblenny Western Pacific 5 TL
1988 Ecsenius lubbocki Lubbock's coralblenny Eastern Indian Ocean 4 TL
1923 Ecsenius mandibularis Queensland combtooth blenny Western Pacific 7.5 TL
1976 Ecsenius melarchus Yellow-eyed comb-tooth Western Pacific 6.2 TL
1969 Ecsenius midas Persian blenny Indo-Pacific 13 TL
1963 Ecsenius minutus Western Indian Ocean 4 TL
1988 Ecsenius monoculus Monocle coralblenny Western Pacific 5 TL
1959 Ecsenius nalolo Nalolo Western Indian Ocean 6.5 TL
1902 Ecsenius namiyei Black comb-tooth Western Pacific 11 TL
2002 Ecsenius niue Eastern Central Pacific 3.1 SL
1988 Ecsenius oculatus Ocular coralblenny Western Indian Ocean 4.7 SL
1971 Ecsenius oculus Ocular blenny Western Pacific 7 TL
2001 Ecsenius ops Eye-spot blenny Western Central Pacific 5.5 TL
1952 Ecsenius opsifrontalis Comical blenny Pacific Ocean 5 TL
1988 Ecsenius pardus Western Pacific 4.8 SL
1988 Ecsenius paroculus Spottedback coralblenny Western Pacific 4 SL
1976 Ecsenius pictus White-lined comb-tooth Western Central Pacific 5 TL
1999 Ecsenius polystictus Dotted coralblenny Eastern Indian Ocean 4.2 TL
1988 Ecsenius portenoyi Western Central Pacific 4.5 SL
1952 Ecsenius prooculis Striped coralblenny Western Pacific 4.0 SL
1887 Ecsenius pulcher Gulf blenny Western Indian Ocean 11 TL
1991 Ecsenius randalli Western Central Pacific 5 TL
1976 Ecsenius schroederi Schroeder's coralblenny Western Pacific 7 TL
1988 Ecsenius sellifer Saddle blenny Western Pacific 4.1 SL
2004 Ecsenius shirleyae Shirley's coralblenny Western Pacific 2.8 SL
1988 Ecsenius stictus Great Barrier Reef blenny Western Pacific 5.8 TL
1952 Ecsenius stigmatura Tailspot coralblenny Western Pacific 6 TL
1988 Ecsenius taeniatus White-lined coralblenny Western Central Pacific 3.2 SL
1988 Ecsenius tessera Western Pacific 4.5 SL
1988 Ecsenius tigris Tiger combtooth blenny Western Pacific 5 TL
2001 Ecsenius tricolor Tricolor coralblenny Western Central Pacific 6 TL
1972 Ecsenius trilineatus Three-lined blenny Western Central Pacific 3 TL
1954 Ecsenius yaeyamaensis Yaeyama blenny Indo-West Pacific 6 TL
1877 Enchelyurus ater Black blenny Pacific Ocean 5.5 TL
1903 Enchelyurus brunneolus Eastern Central Pacific 2.9 SL
1868 Enchelyurus flavipes Yellowfin blenny Western Pacific 7.6 TL
1871 Enchelyurus kraussii Krauss' blenny Indo-West Pacific 4.5 SL
1877 Enchelyurus petersi Western Indian Ocean 5.4 SL
1967 Entomacrodus cadenati West African rockhopper Eastern Atlantic 6.9 SL
1909 Entomacrodus caudofasciatus Tail-barred rockskipper Indo-Pacific 6.2 SL
1967 Entomacrodus chapmani Chapman's blenny Southeast Pacific 3.9 SL
1882 Entomacrodus chiostictus Rock blenny Eastern Central Pacific 7.5 TL
1932 Entomacrodus corneliae Cornelia's rockskipper Eastern Central Pacific 5 SL
1960 Entomacrodus cymatobiotus Pacific rockskipper Pacific Ocean 2.7 SL
1858 Entomacrodus decussatus Wavy-lined blenny Pacific Ocean 19 TL
1859 Entomacrodus epalzeocheilos Fringelip rockskipper Indo-Pacific. 11 SL
2000 Entomacrodus lemuria Western Indian Ocean 6.8 SL
1938 Entomacrodus lighti Western Pacific 11.8 FL
1967 Entomacrodus longicirrus Western Pacific
1967 Entomacrodus macrospilus Bigspot rockskipper Eastern Central Pacific 4.2 SL
1828 Entomacrodus marmoratus Rockskipper Eastern Central Pacific 15.2 SL
1859 Entomacrodus nigricans Pearl blenny Western Atlantic 10 TL
1932 Entomacrodus niuafoouensis Tattoo-chin rockskipper Indo-Pacific 12 TL
1967 Entomacrodus randalli Eastern Central Pacific 8.8 SL
1967 Entomacrodus rofeni Rofen's rockskipper Eastern Central Pacific 8 SL
1903 Entomacrodus sealei Seale's rockskipper Pacific Ocean 8 TL
2010 Entomacrodus solus Indian Ocean 4.3 SL
1902 Entomacrodus stellifer Stellar rockskipper Northwest Pacific 11 SL
1967 Entomacrodus strasburgi Strasburg's blenny Eastern Central Pacific 4 SL
1836 Entomacrodus striatus Reef margin blenny Indo-Pacific 11 TL
1836 Entomacrodus textilis Textile blenny Eastern Atlantic 6 SL
1906 Entomacrodus thalassinus Sea blenny Indo-Pacific 4 SL
1836 Entomacrodus vermiculatus Vermiculated blenny Western Indian Ocean 18 TL
1836 Entomacrodus vomerinus Southwest Atlantic 7.9 SL
2000 Entomacrodus williamsi William's rockskipper Western Central Pacific 5.3 SL
1868 Exallias brevis Leopard blenny Indo-Pacific 14.5 TL
1959 Glyptoparus delicatulus Delicate blenny Indo-West Pacific 5 TL
1876 Haptogenys bipunctata Fourpored blenny Indo-West Pacific. 7.7 TL
1830 Hirculops cornifer Highbrow rockskipper Western Indian Ocean 6 SL
1861 Hypleurochilus aequipinnis Oyster blenny Western Atlantic 7.5 TL
1959 Hypleurochilus bananensis Eastern Central Atlantic 12 TL
1933 Hypleurochilus bermudensis Barred blenny Western Atlantic 10 TL
2013 Hypleurochilus brasil Brazil blenny Western Atlantic 3.1 SL
1994 Hypleurochilus caudovittatus Zebratail blenny Western Central Atlantic 5.9 SL
1824 Hypleurochilus fissicornis Southwest Atlantic 8.7 NG
1825 Hypleurochilus geminatus Crested blenny Western Atlantic 10 TL
1923 Hypleurochilus langi Eastern Atlantic 8.3 TL
1858 Hypleurochilus multifilis Featherduster blenny Western Central Atlantic 10.2 SL
1994 Hypleurochilus pseudoaequipinnis Western Atlantic 6.8 SL
1966 Hypleurochilus springeri Orangespotted blenny Western Atlantic 5 TL
1861 Hypsoblennius brevipinnis Barnaclebill blenny Eastern Pacific 12 TL
1898 Hypsoblennius caulopus Tidepool blenny Eastern Pacific 9 TL
1943 Hypsoblennius digueti Eastern Central Pacific
1959 Hypsoblennius exstochilus Longhorn blenny Western Central Atlantic 5 TL
1854 Hypsoblennius gentilis Bay blenny Eastern Central Pacific 15 TL
1882 Hypsoblennius gilberti Rockpool blenny Eastern Pacific 17 TL
1825 Hypsoblennius hentz Feather blenny Western Atlantic 10 TL
1980 Hypsoblennius invemar Tessellated blenny Western Atlantic 5.8 TL
1882 Hypsoblennius ionthas Freckled blenny Western Atlantic 10 TL
1896 Hypsoblennius jenkinsi Mussel blenny Eastern Central Pacific 13 TL
1903 Hypsoblennius maculipinna South America
1876 Hypsoblennius paytensis Eastern Pacific
1960 Hypsoblennius proteus Socorro blenny Eastern Central Pacific 2.6 SL
1946 Hypsoblennius robustus Southeast Pacific 3.9 SL
1828 Hypsoblennius sordidus Southeast Pacific 11.6 TL
1876 Hypsoblennius striatus Striated blenny Eastern Central Pacific 8 TL
1861 Istiblennius bellus Imspringer Western Indian Ocean 16 SL
1934 Istiblennius colei Cole's rockskipper Western Pacific 11.8 SL
1836 Istiblennius dussumieri Streaky rockskipper Indo-West Pacific. East 12 TL
1801 Istiblennius edentulus Rippled rockskipper Indo-Pacific 16 TL
1830 Istiblennius flaviumbrinus Western Indian Ocean 9 SL
1836 Istiblennius lineatus Lined rockskipper Indo-Pacific 15 TL
1836 Istiblennius meleagris Peacock rockskipper Western Pacific 15 TL
1879 Istiblennius muelleri Mueller's rockskipper Western Pacific 7 SL
1994 Istiblennius pox Scarface rockskipper Western Indian Ocean 13 TL
1830 Istiblennius rivulatus Western Indian Ocean 9.3 SL
1994 Istiblennius spilotus Spotted rockskipper Western Indian Ocean 14 TL
1893 Istiblennius steindachneri Western Indian Ocean 11 SL
1838 Istiblennius unicolor Pallid rockskipper Western Indian Ocean 10.2 SL
1875 Istiblennius zebra Zebra blenny Oceania 19.3 SL
2007 Laiphognathus longispinis Crown spotty blenny Northwest Pacific 5.1 SL
1955 Laiphognathus multimaculatus Spotty blenny Indo-West Pacific 4 SL
1758 Lipophrys pholis Shanny Eastern Atlantic 5.5 TL
1836 Lipophrys trigloides Eastern Atlantic 13 TL
1936 Litobranchus fowleri Fowler's rockskipper Western Central Pacific 3.5 SL
1954 Lupinoblennius nicholsi Highfin blenny Western Atlantic 6 TL
1958 Lupinoblennius paivai Paiva's blenny South America 5.1 SL
1867 Lupinoblennius vinctus Mangrove blenny Western Central Atlantic 5 TL
1966 Medusablennius chani Eastern Central Pacific 1.5 SL
1987 Meiacanthus abditus Sulu fangblenny Western Central Pacific 11 TL
2011 Meiacanthus abruptus Komodo fangblenny Indian Ocean 3.7 SL
1852 Meiacanthus anema Threadless blenny Asia and Oceania 7.2 SL
1877 Meiacanthus atrodorsalis Forktail blenny Western Pacific 11 TL
1976 Meiacanthus bundoon Bundoon blenny Pacific Ocean 9.5 SL
1987 Meiacanthus crinitus Hairytail fangblenny Western Central Pacific 10 TL
2011 Meiacanthus cyanopterus Bluefin fangblenny Indian Ocean 4.5 SL
1976 Meiacanthus ditrema One-striped poison-fang blenny Western Pacific 6.5 TL
2011 Meiacanthus erdmanni Erdmann's fangblenny Pacific Ocean 3.6 SL
1976 Meiacanthus fraseri Western Indian Ocean 5.4 SL
1976 Meiacanthus geminatus Twin fangblenny Western Central Pacific 4.7 SL
1836 Meiacanthus grammistes Striped poison-fang blenny Western Pacific 11 TL
1956 Meiacanthus kamoharai Northwest Pacific 6 TL
1987 Meiacanthus limbatus Manus fangblenny Western Central Pacific 3.7 SL
1884 Meiacanthus lineatus Lined fangblenny Western Pacific 9.5 TL
1987 Meiacanthus luteus Yellow fangbelly Western Pacific 10.3 TL
1959 Meiacanthus mossambicus Mozambique fangblenny Western Indian Ocean 10 TL
1987 Meiacanthus naevius Birthmark fangblenny Eastern Indian Ocean 3.6 SL
1969 Meiacanthus nigrolineatus Blackline fangblenny Western Indian Ocean 9.5 TL
1880 Meiacanthus oualanensis Canary fangblenny Western Central Pacific 10 SL
1976 Meiacanthus phaeus Western Central Pacific.
1976 Meiacanthus procne Swallowtail fangblenny Pacific Ocean 7 SL
1976 Meiacanthus reticulatus Reticulated fangblenny Western Central Pacific 6.3 SL
1962 Meiacanthus smithi Disco blenny Indo-West Pacific 8.5 TL
1987 Meiacanthus tongaensis Pacific Ocean 10 SL
2001 Meiacanthus urostigma Tailspot fangblenny Eastern Indian Ocean 8 TL
1987 Meiacanthus vicinus Sulawesi fangblenny Western Central Pacific 4.1 SL
1976 Meiacanthus vittatus One-striped fangblenny Western Pacific 8.5 TL



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