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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Blenniidae  
 Genus Aspidontus  
  Aspidontus dussumieri  (Valenciennes, 1836) 
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Synonyms:Aspidontus dussumeiriAspidontus fluctuansAspidontus gorrorensisAspidontus wamiziensisBlennechis dussumieriPetroscirtes fluctuansPetroscirtes gorrorensisdetails
Citation: Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes.. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p;Fishbase(2006)
Character: Dorsal fin with IX- XI spines and 28-34 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 25-30 soft rays; pectoral fin with 13-15 soft rays; pelvic fin with I spine and 3 soft rays. This species differs from the A. taeniatus by having a nearly terminal mouth and different color pattern, sometimes with elongate ocellus in front of dorsal fin. Indonesian populations have long yellow filaments on caudal fin. Recognized by the slender body and single dark mid-lateral stripe from the tip of the snout to the caudal fin. 
Habitat: Inhabits coral reefs and rocky areas. Feed on algae and detritus. Oviparous. Generally a shy species that quickly retreats to its hiding holes, usually empty tube-worm homes, retreating backwards. Attains 14 cm TL. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Knysna, South Africa and east to Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern New South Wales; Palau to eastern Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands in Micronesia. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381395
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