Rock-pool blenny

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Rock-pool blenny
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Blenniidae
Genus: Parablennius
Species: P. parvicornis
Binomial name
Parablennius parvicornis
(Valenciennes, 1836)
  • Blennius bouvieri Rochebrune, 1880
  • Blennius canariensis D. S. Jordan & Gunn, 1898
  • Blennius parvicornis Valenciennes, 1836
  • Blennius sanguinolentus (non Pallas, 1811)
  • Pictiblennius parvicornis (Valenciennes, 1836)

The rock-pool blenny (Parablennius parvicornis) is a species of combtooth blenny found in the eastern central Atlantic Ocean.[1] This species reaches a length of 12 centimetres (4.7 in) SL.[2]

The species is found in hollows of the rock hence its English name. They are found in areas open to sunlight, between stones and thickets of seaweed. They mostly eat algae.[3]


  1. ^ Zander, C.D., 1986. Blenniidae. p. 1096—1112. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, volume 3. UNESCO, Paris.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Parablennius parvicornis" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  3. ^ Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966. Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p.

Further reading[edit]

  • Fenner, Robert M. The Conscientious Marine Aquarist. Neptune City, New Jersey, USA: T.F.H. Publications, 2001.
  • Helfman, G., B. Collette and D. Facey: The diversity of fishes. Blackwell Science, Malden, Massachusetts, USA, 1997.
  • Hoese, D.F. 1986. A M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany
  • Maugé, L.A. 1986. A J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren, Flanders; and ORSTOM, Paris, France, Vol. 2.
  • Moyle, P. and J. Cech.: Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology, 4th ed., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, USA: Prentice-Hall. 2000.
  • Nelson, J.: Fishes of the World, 3rd ed.. New York, USA: John Wiley and Sons., 1994
  • Wheeler, A.: The World Encyclopedia of Fishes, 2nd ed., London: Macdonald., 1985