Seychelles Blenny, Stanulus seychellensis Smith 1959

Other Names: Seychelle's Blenny

A Seychelles Blenny, Stanulus seychellensis, at Guam. Source: David Burdick / License: All rights reserved

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Seychelles Blenny, Stanulus seychellensis Smith 1959

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Far northern Great Barrier Reef, to Escape Reef, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west Pacific. Inhabits the surge zone along reef crests


The species is named for the type locality, the Seychelles.

Species Citation

Stanulus seychellensis Smith 1959, Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 14: 246, pl. 17(13). Type locality: La Digue, Seychelles.


Bray, D.J. 2020


Atlas of Living Australia

Seychelles Blenny, Stanulus seychellensis Smith 1959


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Schultz, L.P. & Chapman, W.M. 1960. Subfamily Salarinae. pp. 302-382 in Schultz, L.P., Chapman, W.M., Lachner, E.A. & Woods, L.P. (eds). Fishes of the Marshall and Marianas Islands. Vol. 2. Families Mullidae through Stromateidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 202(2): 1-438, figs 91-132, pls 75-123 (described as Fallacirripectes minutus) See ref at BHL

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Springer, V.G. 1968. The Indo-Pacific bleniid fish genus Stanulus with description of a new species from the Great Barrier Reef (Blenniidae; Blenniinae; Salariini). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 81(15): 111-122 figs 1-2 See ref at BHL

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CAAB Code:37408084

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-8 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:4 cm TL

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