General Description

Body slender, head profile steep, dorsal fin long-based; pelvic fins each reduced to a tiny spine and two rays; a fringed fleshy tentacle above each eye. Pale brownish to bluish-grey, covered in fine spots or stipples, and about 6 indistinct darker saddle-like markings above midline of body (males), or with indistinct saddles, each in a checkerboard pattern (females). Maximum total length 7 cm.


Tasmanian Blenny are common on shallow algal covered reefs and shelter under rocks in tidepools, in holes and crevices in shallow reefs, pylons, and in empty cans and bottles.


South-eastern Australia.


Rocky reefs, jetty pylons in bays and coastal waters, to depth of 10 m.

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