TITLE

Blenny

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Blenny, the common name of several families of fish that live among rocks and seaweed in shallow water and in tidepools of tropical and some temperate seas. The largest family consists of the combtooth blennies, named for their numerous, close-packed teeth. Combtooth blennies are scaleless and have fringed tufts of skin on their blunt foreheads. They can grow to seven inches (18 cm), but most grow to three inches (7.6 cm). Most are brown or olive, and several genera have irregularly spaced bands of various colors. They feed on small invertebrates and worms.
ACCESSION #
37309859

 

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