Lined Rockskipper, Istiblennius lineatus (Valenciennes 1836)


Other Names: Black-lined Blenny, Lined Blenny, Narrow-lined Blenny, Tide Pool Blenny, Tidepool Blenny

A Lined Rockskipper, Istiblennius lineatus, from a rocky shore in the surge zone at Maestre de Campo, Mindoro, Philippines - USNM 378790. Source: Jeffrey T. Williams / Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
Females are pale yellowish with about 7 irregular dark brown lines along the sides that break up into spots on the rear of the body, dark vertical lines on the head, and dark diagonal lines on the soft dorsal fin. Males have irregular pale lines along the sides, vertical orange-brown lines on head, and dark diagonal lines on both parts of the dorsal fin.adult males have a large blade-like crest on top of the head.

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Dianne J. Bray, Istiblennius lineatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1914

Lined Rockskipper, Istiblennius lineatus (Valenciennes 1836)

References


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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37408045

Biology:Amphibious

Habitat:Rocky shorelines, tidepools

Max Size:14 cm

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