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Tompot Cow Gap

Tompot, Cow Gap, Eastbourne

Tompot Brighton

Tompot Brighton Marina

The Tompot Blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) can grow to around 20cm.

IdentificationEdit

A medium-sized blenny, elongate small fish of a large family of fishes that live in rocky areas in shallow water. All true blennies have a continuous dorsal fin with the first dorsal fins are spiny and the remainder are soft. The pectoral finds are relatively large.

Distinguished by a pair of tentacles/lappets over the eye. Usually a deep brown-orange.

Similar speciesEdit

Coryphoblennius galerita, Lipophrys pholis (Smooth Blenny).

The appearance of the eye tentacles are definitive.

BreedingEdit

Spring

HabitatEdit

Rocky areas below low water mark, rarely intertidal where both similiar species are to be found in the summer.

Food and DietEdit

Small invertebrates including sea anemones.

RangeEdit

The precise distribution around the Irish coast needs further research.

Additional NotesEdit

A common fish familiar to divers.

ReferencesEdit

The Aquarium Project

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