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.
Coryphoblennius galerita, Lipophrys pholis (Smooth Blenny).
The appearance of the eye tentacles are definitive.
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.
The precise distribution around the Irish coast needs further research.
A common fish familiar to divers.
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