Hypsoblennius gentilis (Girard, 1854)
Bay blenny
Hypsoblennius gentilis
photo by Allen, G.R.

 Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
 Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 7 years
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 25 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Monterey Bay, California, USA to Bahia Magdalena (Baja California Sur, Mexico) and the Gulf of California.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Adults are found in intertidal shallows (Ref. 11482). Territorial (Ref. 37955). They feed on small benthic invertebrates and algae (Ref. 37955). Demersal spawners in nearshore habitats (Ref. 56049). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the walls of the parent's shelter. Eggs are brooded by the male parent (Ref. 56053).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 05.02.14
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.07.94

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