Black Face Blenny - LTripterygion delaisi

Blackface Blennie

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Species Compatibility

Shannies
Anemones
Starfish
Crabs

Suitable DisplayDome Tank
Shore line Tank
Rockpool

Identification

Males develop a bright yellow body, blue edged fins and jet black heads when breading.
Females are grey, brown with vertical dark bars, have ability to mimic background. There are large 3 dorsal fins which are usually also yellow.

Habitat

Found in shallow water, in rock crevices and pier pilings and are extremly fast. Mediterranean species known only in two locations in British waters, Portland Harbour and Roundham Head.

Species fact

Can grow up to 9 cm in length.
True blennies have no scales and only one dorsal fin.