Rockpool Blenny

Parablennius parvicornis

Order: Perciformes

Family: Blenniidae

The Parablennius parvicornis is a non-migratory fish species that can be found along the eastern margin of the Pacific Ocean and within the Atlantic Ocean including the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, and Madeira (1). Being a subtidal and intertidal fish, the blenny can inhabit areas at depths up to 60 ft.  In regard to physical characteristics, the rock-pool blenny has an elongated body that can reach a maximum length of approximately 17 cm. The rock-pool blenny is considered one of the largest blennies with a general green olive coloration (2).

 

Habitat:

  • rocky intertidal

 

(1) Snow, John. “Rockpool Blenny.” Mexico-Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life. https://www.mexican-fish.com/rockpool-blenny/. Accessed 25 November 2018.

(2) “Rock-pool blenny.” Fishbase, 23 Nov. 2018, https://www.fishbase.de/summary/Parablennius-parvicornis