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Temporal range: 20–0 Ma

Late Miocene to Present[1]
Blennius ocellaris Messina.jpg
Blennius ocellaris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Blenniidae
Genus: Blennius
Linnaeus, 1758

Blennius is a Genus of Perciform fish in the family Blenniidae. Its members include Blennius ocellaris, the Butterfly Blenny.


There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[2]


  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Blennius in FishBase. February 2013 version.