Crested Blenny, Parablennius laticlavius (Griffin 1926)

A Crested Blenny, Parablennius laticlavius in the Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand, October 2012. Source: Ian Shaw / License: CC BY Attribution-NonCommercial

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Crested Blenny, Parablennius laticlavius (Griffin 1926)

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Recorded in the Australian region from Seal Rocks, NSW, and Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. The species occurs elsewhere in northern New Zealand. Inhabits clear coastal reefs on vertical rock faces with narrow cracks and sea urchins. 


Carnivore - feeds on copepods, mollusc eggs and hydroids on the bottom.

Species Citation

Blennius laticlavius Griffin, 1926, Trans. Proc. N. Z. Inst. 56: 542, pl. 96(1). Type locality: Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. 


Bray, D.J. 2017

Crested Blenny, Parablennius laticlavius (Griffin 1926)


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CAAB Code:37408090

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-3 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:8 cm TL

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