Dialommus fuscus

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Dialommus fuscus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Blennioidei
Family: Labrisomidae
Genus: Dialommus
Species: D. fuscus
Binomial name
Dialommus fuscus
C. H. Gilbert, 1891

Dialommus fuscus, the Galápagos four-eyed blenny, is a species of labrisomid blenny endemic to the coasts of the Galapagos Islands. It inhabits the intertidal zone where it lives in tide pools as well as traveling on land. Special adaptations of the corneas of the eye and the gill filaments allow this species to travel up to 30 metres (98 ft) from the ocean in search of prey items such as insects and shore-dwelling crabs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hastings, P. & Dominici-Arosemena, A. 2010. Dialommus fuscus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 21 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Dialommus fuscus" in FishBase. October 2013 version.