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A Fish Out Of Water Relies On Camouflage To Escape Predation
2013-12-02 13:53:04

[ Watch the Video: Land-Dwelling Fish ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A leaping, legless, land-loving fish called the Pacific leaping blenny isn’t just one of the odder creatures found on Earth – it’s also emblematic of life’s transition from life in water to life on land. A new study published in the journal Animal Behaviour has found these strange fish-out-of-water depend on camouflage to escape would-be predators. "This terrestrial fish spends all...

Brazilian Researchers Discover New Species Of Labrisomidae Fish
2013-10-29 09:41:22

Plataforma SINC Researchers from Brazil have published data on a new species of fish in the Labrisomidae family on the Brazilian archipelago of Trindade and Martim Vaz in the Atlantic Ocean. It is an endemic species that can only be found in this group of islands due to how far it is from the coast. A team of Brazilian researchers have described for the first time a new species of labrisomid, the Hypleurochilus brasil, endemic to the Brazilian archipelago of Trindade and Martim Vaz,...

2011-06-15 13:46:21

Telling your partner to watch her weight is not recommended-unless you're a male cleaner fish, reports a new study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Cleaner fish feed in male-female pairs by removing parasites from larger 'client' fish. While providing this cleaning service, cleaners may get greedy and bite clients rather than sticking to parasites. This cheating by cleaners causes mealtimes to come to an abrupt end as the disgruntled client fish swims off. Females that bite clients...


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Hairtail Blenny, Xiphasia setifer
2013-10-18 11:08:06

The Hairtail Blenny (Xiphasia setifer), or the snake blenny, is a species of combtooth blenny that can be found in the western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. This species achieves a length of 21 inches and is the longest species of combtooth blenny. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade. This blenny can be distinguished by its extremely elongate body with a high dorsal fin originating in front of the two large eyes. It has two enormous curved fangs, one on either side near...

Jewelled Blenny, Salarias fasciatus
2013-10-09 12:31:30

The Jewelled Blenny (Salarias fasciatus) is a well-known marine aquarium fish species in Australasia. In spite of being also known as the lawnmower blenny because of its propensity to consume algae growth from glass and rocks, it is mostly a detritivore, with plant material forming only 15 percent of its diet. This species reaches a length of 5.5 inches total length. The lawnmower blenny is usually regarded as compatible with the majority of other marine fish species and as a group with other...

Ringneck Blenny, Parablennius pilicornis
2013-02-02 08:15:35

Image Caption: photographed near Livorno (Tuscany, Italy). Credit: Stefano Guerrieri/Wikipedia The ringneck blenny is found widespread in coastal waters of the Eastern Atlantic around Spain, Portugal, Mowe Bay, and Namibia, also found in the Mediterranean around Morocco and Algeria. In the Southwest Atlantic the ringneck blenny is found off Brazil, Patagonia, and Argentina, and in the Western Indian Ocean from Natal to South Africa. The habitat of the ringneck blenny is rocky shores, and...

Australian Blenny, Ecsenius australianus
2012-05-11 11:59:26

The Australian blenny (Ecsenius australianus) can be found in the Pacific Ocean, in the Coral Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Although its range is limited to the northern areas of the Great Barrier Reef, it is possible that, due to climate changes, that range may extend south. The Australian blenny is small, with a body length of only 2.4 inches. The back of this fish is reddish brown in color, while the stomach area is white, and running from the rear end to the gill covering there are...

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2007-02-25 21:04:29

Combtooth blennies are blennioids; perciform marine fish of the family Blenniidae. They are the largest family of blennies, with approximately 371 species in 53 genera represented. Combtooth blennies are found in tropical and subtropical waters in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans; some species are also found in brackish and even freshwater environments. Physical description The body plan of the Combtooth blennies is archetypal to all other blennioids; their blunt heads and eyes...

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