|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Blenniidae||Scartella cristata||(Linnaeus)||1758||Molly Miller|
Unique Characters: Body olive brown with darker markings and small white spots. Comblike fringe of cirri down middle of head in front of dorsal fin. Cirri above eye branched. 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.
Similar Species: Seaweed Blenny Parablennius marmoreus. Body color variable with scattered dark brown spots. Bluish lines on snout and cheek. Cirrus (fringe) above eye branched. Segmented caudal-fin soft rays usually 13. Pectoral-fin soft rays. Gill opening continuous from one side of head to other across ventral surface of head.