Tessellated Blenny


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Hypsoblennius invemar, the tessellated blenny, is a species of combtooth blenny found in the western Atlantic ocean.

The tessellated blenny can reach a maximum length of 5.8 centimetres (2.3┬áin) TL. The head and front half of the body are bright blue covered with small brick red spots each rimmed in black. On the top of the head the spots often merge to give a net-like pattern. There is a black spot on the head just behind the eye. The dorsal fin has 12 spines and 12 soft rays. The anal fin has 2 spines and 15 soft rays. This fish can be confused with Springer’s blenny (Scartella springeri) but that species lacks a black rim to the orange spots that cover its body. source

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