Coryphoblennius galerita (Linnaeus, 1758)
Montagu's blenny
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  7.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: along the coasts of western England and the British Channel, Spain, Portugal, France, Morocco, Madeira , Canary Islands; Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, and the Black Sea.
Biology:  Intertidal (Ref. 31184), found on the wave-battered rocky shores (Ref. 5298). May remain out of water under rocks and seaweeds (Ref. 31184). Omnivorous; feed mainly on copepods and ostracods as juveniles and shift to diet of algae as adults (Ref. 94105). Breathe air when out of water (Ref. 31184). Juveniles in small tide pools (Ref. 41018). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114). Territories protected by males include depressions, crevices or piddock holes (Ref. 5981).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 November 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 17.03.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 03.02.14

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