blennie de roux

Scientific name Parablennius rouxi
Descriptor Cocco
Year of description 1833
IUCN category LC
Family Blenniidae
Genus Parablennius
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Introduction

Parablennius rouxi, commonly known as blennie de roux, is a salt water fish from the Mediterranean Sea.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    8 cm
  • Shape
    Rectangular
  • Mimicry
    stone
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes
  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    8 cm
  • Shape
    Rectangular
  • Mimicry
    stone
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes

How to recognize the blennie de roux ?

The blennie de roux measures between 6 and 8 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly blanc and beige body. The also has noir horizontal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The blennie de roux is a fish solitary naturally found in the vegetation. This species is herbivorous .

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 blennie de roux 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?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    0 - 42 m

Biotope presentation

The blennie de roux is most often found at a depth between 0m and 42m. 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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