Butterfly blenny (Blennius ocellaris)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandUsually found in the English Channel and Irish Sea, as far north as the Isle of Man but one sighting puts it as far north as the Outer Hebrides.
HabitatThe butterfly blenny is a benthic subtidal species, usually found on hard bottoms from 10 m depth down to over 100 m.
- Up to 20 cm in length.
- Anterior part of the long dorsal fin higher than the posterior.
- 11 dorsal spines and 14 soft dorsal rays elongated beyond the fin membrane.
- Forked pelvic fin.
- Bluish-black spot between dorsal spines 6 and 7.
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Last Updated: 02/06/2008