Gossamer Blenny, Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927)


Other Names: Rotund Blenny

A Gossamer Blenny, Omobranchus ferox, from Sai Kung, Hong Kong, June 2016. Source: H.T. Cheng / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial


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Bray, D.J. 2021, Omobranchus ferox in Fishes of Australia, accessed 29 May 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/4744

Gossamer Blenny, Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927)

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Distribution

Widespread in the Indo-west Pacific, from Mozambique throughout south-east Asia to Australia, Hong Kong and New Guinea.
Inhabits estuaries - often among mangroves. 

Etymology

The species is named ferox for fierce, as it has been known to bite collectors.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2021

Gossamer Blenny, Omobranchus ferox (Herre 1927)

References


Gibbs, S., Hundt, P., Nelson, A., Egan, J., Tongnunui, P. & Simons, A. 2018. Systematics of the combtooth blenny clade Omobranchus (Blenniidae: Omobranchini), with notes on early life history stages. Zootaxa 4369(2): 270-280. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4369.2.7

Kottelat, M., Whitten, A.J., Kartikasari, S.N. & Wirjoatmodjo, S. 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 

Larson, H. 2012. Omobranchus ferox. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T196308A2443978. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T196308A2443978.en. Downloaded on 07 February 2017.

Smith, M.M. & Heemstra, P.C. 1986. Smith's Sea Fishes. Springer-Verlag, Grahamstown. 

Springer, V.G. & Gomon, M.F. 1975. Revision of the blenniid fish genus Omobranchus with descriptions of three new species and notes on other species of the tribe Omobranchini. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 177: 135.

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CAAB Code:37408060

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Habitat:Estuarine, mangroves

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