Yellow Sabretooth Blenny, Petroscirtes fallax Smith-Vaniz 1976


Other Names: Deceiver Fangblenny, Reef Sabretooth Blenny, Yellow Sabertooth Blenny, Yellow Sabre-tooth, Yellow-lined Sabretooth Blenny

A Yellow-lined Sabretooth Blenny, Petroscirtes fallax, at Halifax Point, Port Stephens, New South Wales. Source: Richard Ling / Flickr. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Summary:
A small yellow to whitish sabretooth blenny with three black stripes on the body, the lowermost stripe extend well onto the pectoral fin base, but not onto the base of the anal fin. The Yellow Sabretooth Blenny may mimics the Lined Fangblenny, Meiacanthus lineatus, a species with a pair of venomous canines in the lower jaw.

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Dianne J. Bray, Petroscirtes fallax in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1082

Yellow Sabretooth Blenny, Petroscirtes fallax Smith-Vaniz 1976

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

Grant, E.M. 1991. Fishes of Australia. Brisbane : EM Grant Pty Ltd 480 pp.

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp.

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to sea fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1976. The saber-toothed blennies, tribe Nemophini (Pisces : Blenniidae). Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 19: 1-196 figs 1-179

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37408072

Depth:3-15 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:10 cm TL

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