Talbot's Blenny, Stanulus talboti Springer 1968


Talbot's Blenny, Stanulus talboti, at Lord Howe Island. Source: Graham Edgar / Reef Life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:
A small blenny with mottled brownish bands along the upper sides, a dark broken stripe through the eye to the tail, whitish lower sides, iridescent pale blue spots on the lower head, and a brown spot on pectoral-fin base.

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Dianne J. Bray, Stanulus talboti in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1093

Talbot's Blenny, Stanulus talboti Springer 1968

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Distribution

Southern part of the Great Barrier Reef and the Lord Howe Island region (Lord Howe Island, and Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs) in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the west-central Pacific. 
Inhabits the surge channel zone on exposed reefs in depths to 15 m.

Features

Dorsal fin XII, 11-13; Anal fin II, 12-13.
Differs from the blenny genus Entomacrodus in having scalelike flaps on anterior portion of lateral line, fewer dorsal and anal finrays, and more pectoral fin elements. Nasal, supraorbital and nuchal cirri simple and short. Both sexes without occipital crest.

Species Citation

Stanulus talboti Springer 1968, Proc Biol. Soc. Wash. 81(15): 119, fig. 2. Type locality: south of One Tree Island, QLD. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Talbot's Blenny, Stanulus talboti Springer 1968

References


Francis, M. 1993. Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean. Pacific Science 47(2): 136-170.

Gill, A.C. & Reader, S.E. 1992. Fishes. pp. 90-93, 193-228 in Hutchings, P. (ed.) Reef Biology. A Survey of Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs, South Pacific. Canberra : Australian National Parks Vol. 3, Kowari 230 pp. 

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 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. 

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

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37408085

Depth:3-15 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5 cm TL

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