Tompot Blenny

Tompot Blenny - Paul NaylorTompot Blenny - Paul Naylor

Latin name: Parablennius gattorugine

Description: This fish species can grow up to 30cm long and has small branched tentacles above each eye. Colouration ranges from brown, olive with dark vertical stripes and a mottled colouration on its face. This species also does not contain any scales. The male attracts the female through a courtship display at a chosen site, and stays with the female until the eggs hatch. The Tompot Blenny feeds upon algae and small marine animals.

Habitat: Tompot Blennys are found within very shallow water of rocky shore environments.

Status: Found within the South West regions of the UK and Channel Islands.