Black-Faced Blenny

Intertidal Zone

Species Facts

  • Have no scales
  • Have only Dorsal one fin (that's divided into three sections)
  • Second part of fin 14-18 spines
  • Third part 10-14 spines
  • Discovered in British waters in 1972
  • Max length is 8.9 cm
  • females can change color to blend with background


They are found Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea English Channel southwards and along the coast of west Africa, including Madeira and the Canary Islands


  • is a shallow-water fish that lives among rocks
  • fish is diurnal (most active by day)
  • It is a carnivore that eats tiny invertebrates
  • reproduces from April to July
Black Faced Blenny


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