Parenchelyurus hepburni (Snyder, 1908)
Hepburn's blenny
photo by Shao, K.T.

 Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Blenniinae
 Max. size:  4.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 4 m
 Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Madagascar to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-20; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 20-23. Black with white specks (Ref. 37816).
 Biology:  Adults occur in the intertidal zone, where they hide beneath rocks (Ref. 637 and 559). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.07.92
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.02.14
 Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 30.08.94

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