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Bay Blenny

Hypsoblennius gentilis
Bay Blenny

Range

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

Habitat

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.

Habits

The male watches over the eggs.

Diet

They eat small ocean creatures (invertebrates) and algae.

Reproduction

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

Classification

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

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