peacock blenny

Scientific name Salaria pavo
Descriptor Risso
Year of description 1810
IUCN category LC
Family Blenniidae
Genus Salaria
Salaria pavo Salaria pavo

Introduction

Salaria pavo, commonly known as peacock blenny, is a brackish water and salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    13 cm
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Pattern
    ponctuations
  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    13 cm
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Pattern
    ponctuations

How to recognize the peacock blenny ?

The peacock blenny measures between 10 and 13 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly bleu, marron and beige body. The also has bleu ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or alone
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The peacock blenny is a fish living as a couple or alone naturally found on the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. It can also be virulent toward conspecifics. However, the peacock blenny has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert
  • Polygamy
    Yes

The peacock blenny is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert. In this species, the dominant males are polygamous and reproduce each season with several females. This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

Harmless species

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

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    8 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 1 m
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

The peacock blenny is most often found at a depth between 0m and 1m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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