Hypsoblennius hentz

Hypsoblennius hentz
Feather Blenny – Hypsoblennius hentz
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
BlenniidaeHypsoblennius hentz(Lesueur)1825Feather Blenny

Hypsoblennius hentz

Unique Characters: Segmented caudal-fin soft rays usually 13. Pectoral-fin soft rays usually 13-15. Dorsal-fin spines usually 12 or 13. Pectoral-fin soft rays usually 13 or 14. Lateral line variously formed, but never consisting of 2 disconnected, overlapping portions. Total dorsal-fin elements 25-30. Cirri present only on eyes (cirri sometimes small or absent). Gill openings not continuous, each restricted to side of head. No enlarged canine teeth in either jaw. Dorsal margin of upper lip not free anteriorly. No broad, fleshy lobe at symphysis of lower jaw. Mandiblular series of pores with 4 on each side.

Similar Species:

Crested Blenny
Hypleurochilus geminatus

Freckled Blenny
Hypsoblennius ionthas

Crested Blenny - Hypleurochilus geminatus
Crested Blenny – Hypleurochilus geminatus
Hypsoblennius ionthas
Freckled Blenny – Hypsoblennius ionthas

Crested Blenny Hypleurochilus geminatus. Segmented caudal-fin soft rays usually 13. Pectoral-fin soft rays usually 13-15. Dorsal-fin spines usually 12 or 13. Pectoral-fin soft rays usually 13 or 14. Lateral line variously formed, but never consisting of 2 disconnected, overlapping portions. Total dorsal-fin elements 25-30. Cirri present only on eyes (cirri sometimes small or absent). Gill openings not continuous, each restricted to side of head. An enlarged canine tooth present posteriorly on both sides of 1 or both jaws (sometimes absent on 1 side).

Freckled Blenny Hypsoblennius ionthas. Segmented caudal-fin soft rays usually 13. Pectoral-fin soft rays usually 13-15. Dorsal-fin spines usually 12 or 13. Pectoral-fin soft rays usually 13 or 14. Lateral line variously formed, but never consisting of 2 disconnected, overlapping portions. Total dorsal-fin elements 25-30. Cirri present only on eyes (cirri sometimes small or absent). Gill openings not continuous, each restricted to side of head. No enlarged canine teeth in either jaw. Dorsal margin of upper lip with a free edge. Broad, fleshy lobe at symphysis of lower jaw. Mandiblular series of pores with 3 on each side.

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