Tasmanian Blenny (Parablennius tasmanianus)

Also known as Bully, Horned Blenny, Southern Blenny, Tasmanian Horned Blenny

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Also known as Bully, Horned Blenny, Southern Blenny, Tasmanian Horned Blenny.

Found singly in shallow waters in discarded bottles and cans, under jetties, tops of pylons and in rock pools and shallow estuaries rich in algae growth.
They feed on algae and detritus.
Length - 13cm
Depth - 0-10cm
Eastern Indian Ocean, Southwest Pacific - Australia, New Zealand

Coombtooth Blennies are the largest of bennies, found in both tropical and subtropical waters and freshwater habitats, as the name suggests they have comb like teeth lining their jaws.
Reef and rock blennies are usually territorial and have their own areas of rock pools which they skip and jump over, scraping algae from the surface of dead corals. Some male blennies have small harems of arguing females.
Males and females often have different colouring and features. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Parablennius-tasmanianus.html

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