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Parablennius gattorugine

Linnaeus, 1758

Tompot blenny

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Parablennius gattorugine (Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms :
Classification : Blenniidae ( Blennies )
 
Name : Blénnie gatorugine
Blénnie baveuse
Blénnie rayée
Name : Tompot blenny
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Parablennius gattorugine is a large blenny up to 30 cm in length. Parablennius gattorugine has a single branched tentacle above each eye. It is yellow-brown in colour, sometimes it can be greenish, with 7 or more dark bars running across its body from the dorsal fin to the underside.
Possible confusions
Parablennius ruber has a similar appearance but is red in colour.
Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Active mainly during dusk and dawn. Feed of invertebrates, algae and crustaceans.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
Spawns in March - May. Male guards the eggs from several females, until larvae about 1 month.
Interaction with other species
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Rocks
Adults live in rocky while young are found in shallow water (max 30 m) in the seaweed zone.
Geographical distribution
Northeast Atlantic: Atlantic coast from Ireland to Morocco; also in the Mediterranean Sea.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://www.cg66.fr/Reserve_Banyuls/Poissons/RMB-Parablennius_gatorrug. [...]
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Parablenn [...]
http://www.marlin.ac.uk/index2.htm?demo/Pargat.htm
http://www.ulstermuseum.org.uk/marinelife/pisces/pargat.htm

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 31/03/2003

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 31/03/2003


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