Marine Wildlife Encyclopedia
Tompot Blenny Parablennius gattorugine
With its thick lips, bulging eyes, and a pair of tufted head tentacles, the tompot blenny is a comical-looking fish. Like all blennies, it has a long body, a single long dorsal fin, and peg-like pelvic fins, which it uses to prop itself up. Inquisitive by nature, the tompot blenny will peer out at approaching divers from the safety of a rock crevice.