Tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine)
|Researched by||Olwen Ager||Refereed by||Admin|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandParablennius gattorugine is found in the southern British Isles but is not found in the North Sea.
Global distributionParablennius gattorugine is found in the Mediterranean and on the north eastern Atlantic coast from Ireland to Morocco.
HabitatParablennius gattorugine is found in inshore waters, usually in crevices or holes in steep rocks from 3-32 m. Parablennius gattorugine is also found between vegetation or boulders at extreme low water.
- Single branched tentacle above each eye.
- Yellow-brown, can be greenish.
- Seven or more dark bars, run from dorsal fin across body to underside.
- Up to 30 cm in length.
Additional informationParablennius ruber has a similar appearance but is red in colour and has been recorded at a small number of very wave exposed locations in western Britain and Ireland.
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Last Updated: 13/05/2008