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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Blenniiformes
Family: Blenniidae Combtooth blennies
Subfamily: Blenniinae
Genus: Aspidontus

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

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



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

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



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

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Aspidontus tractus
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aspidontus dussumieri Lance blenny Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1836
Aspidontus taeniatus False cleanerfish Pacific Ocean 11.5 TL 1834
Aspidontus tractus Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1903



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