tompot blenny

Scientific name Parablennius gattorugine
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Blenniidae
Genus Parablennius
Parablennius gattorugine Parablennius gattorugine

Introduction

Parablennius gattorugine, commonly known as tompot blenny, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    30 cm
  • Shape
    Rectangular
  • Mimicry
    stone
  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    30 cm
  • Shape
    Rectangular
  • Mimicry
    stone

How to recognize the tompot blenny ?

The tompot blenny measures between 18 and 30 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly marron and beige body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The tompot blenny is a fish solitary naturally found in the vegetation. This species is omnivorous .

In a constant quest for dominance, the dominant males of this species cannot stand each other. The battle between two individuals can be intense and violent. It will result in the submission and sometimes even death of one of the protagonists.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché

The tompot blenny is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    0 - 32 m

Biotope presentation

The tompot blenny is most often found at a depth between 0m and 32m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Fishkeeping

Not recommended

We do not recommend keeping this species in an aquarium. It has unpredictable needs which, if not met, generate significant stress, potentially leading to a shorter life expectancy, an interruption of its growth or the development of pathogens.

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