Hypsoblennius ionthas

Hypsoblennius ionthas
Freckled Blenny – Hypsoblennius ionthas
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
BlenniidaeHypsoblennius ionthas(Jordan and Gilbert)1882Freckled Blenny

Hypsoblennius ionthas

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 with a free edge. Broad, fleshy lobe at symphysis of lower jaw. Mandiblular series of pores with 3 on each side.

Similar Species:

Crested Blenny
Hypleurochilus geminatus

Feather Blenny
Hypsoblennius hentz

Crested Blenny - Hypleurochilus geminatus
Crested Blenny – Hypleurochilus geminatus
Hypsoblennius hentz
Feather Blenny – Hypsoblennius hentz

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).

Feather Blenny Hypsoblennius hentz. 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.

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