Parablennius marmoreus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
BlenniidaeParablennius marmoreus(Poey)1876Seaweed Blenny

Parablennius marmoreus

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 opening continuous from one side of head to other across ventral surface of head.

Similar Species: Molly Miller Scartella cristata. 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. Numerous cirri present on top of head, as well as on each eye.

Scartella cristata
Molly Miller – Scartella cristata

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