Montagu's blenny (Coryphoblennius galerita)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandRecorded around southwest Britain from Pembrokeshire to Dorset and the south coasts of Ireland.
Global distributionSouthwest Britain to northwest Africa. Occasionally in the Mediterranean.
HabitatOccurs around mid-tide level in the rocky intertidal where it feeds on the limbs of barnacles. It prefers pools without much foliose seaweed cover and is most often found in pools with substantial amounts of coralline algae.
- A crest on the head commences with an erectile fringed flap between the eyes and continues with a line of short tentacles along the dorsal surface.
- The single long dorsal fin is divided unequally by a conspicuous notch.
- Blue-white spots cover the body, which is pale brown with green patches/stripes.
Additional informationCoryphoblennius galerita may be confused with the shanny, Lipophrys pholis, as they co-occur in the range of Coryphoblennius galerita. With close examination they can be distinguished by the fleshy crest and blue-white spots of Coryphoblennius galerita.
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Last Updated: 06/07/2005