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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Blenniidae  
 Genus Blenniella  
  Blenniella caudolineata  (Günther, 1877) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Istiblennius cyanostigmaSalarias beaniSalarias caudolineatus  details
臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Springer, V.G. and J.T. Williams, 1994. The Indo-West Pacific blenniid fish genus Istiblennius reappraised: a revision of Istiblennius, Blenniella, and Paralticus, new genus.. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 565:193 p
Character: Dorsal fin with XII-XIV spines and 19-22 soft rays; anal fin with II-III spines and 20-23 soft rays; vertebrae: 37-40. Nuchal cirrus present, but small. Supraorbital cirrus slender with trifid tips. Both male and female have low occipital crest. This species shows a high degree of sexual dimorphism in color pattern. Females have numerous longitudinal pinstripes on their sides and black specks on their fins while males have dark patches and small blue spots on their sides. This species have been misidentified as a similar species, Blenniella cyanostigma, in Pacfic Ocean. 
Habitat: Inhabits demersal marine environment. Occurs in intertidal zones in large rock pools or coastal bays. Found near-shore; common in tide pools. Oviparous. Feeds on algae scraped from rubble or rock surfaces. 
Distribution: Pacific Ocean: southern Japan to the Moluccas, east to Mariana Islands, Tonga, and Tuamoto Archipelago; Tawara, Kiribati and Howland Island. Replaced by Blenniella cyanostigma in the Indian Ocean. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381399
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