Scartella emarginata (G√ľnther, 1861)
Maned blenny
Scartella emarginata
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
 Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Indian Ocean: southern Angola eastward to India.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 14-18. Body with dark spots and 5-6 dusky bands.
 Biology:  Adults are found in the tidal zone, on very shallow reefs and in rock pools (Ref. 12484). Feed on red and green seaweeds, hydrozoa, rock mussels and small crustaceans (Ref. 12484). 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). Suitable subject for nature study (Ref. 12484).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.03.96
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.02.14

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