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Marine Animal 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.

Tompot Blennyzoom image
Tompot Blennyzoom image
Tompot Blennyzoom image
  • Order Perciformes
  • Length Up to 12 in (30 cm)
  • Weight Not recorded
  • Depth 3–100 ft (1–30m)
  • Distribution Temperate and subtropical waters of northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
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