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Bay Blenny

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Hypsoblennius gentilis
Bay Blenny


They are found along the coast of California south to Mexico.


They live in tidal pools.

Body Traits

They are about 5 inches long (15 cm). They have big eyes and mouth and a blunt shaped head. Their dorsal fin stretches down their body. They have whisker-like cirri on their head.


The male watches over the eggs.


They eat small ocean creatures (invertebrates) and algae.

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They release eggs near shore in shallow waters, where they stick to rocks where the male lives. He watches over them until they hatch.

Bay Blenny


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class:     Actinopterygii
Order:     Perciformes
Family: Blenniidae
Genus:     Hypsoblennius
Species: H. gentilis

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