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Blenniella bilitonensis (Bleeker, 1858)
Istiblennius bilitonensis Bleeker, 1858; Salarias bilitonensis Bleeker, 1858

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Species Blenniella bilitonensis (Bleeker, 1858)


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Species Blenniella bilitonensis (Bleeker, 1858)

Biliton Rockskipper


Generic Combinations




Northern Territory

Extra Distribution Information

McCluer Island (132°59'E) to New Year Island (133°01'E), NT; tropical, west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coral reef, inshore, marine.


General References

Springer, V.G. & Williams, J.T. 1994. The Indo-west Pacific blenniid fish genus Istiblennius reappraised: a revision of Istiblennius , Blenniella , and Paralticus , new genus. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 565 : 1-193 figs 1-73 [43]


Common Name References

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. ( Biliton Rockskipper )


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Blenniidae  
 Genus Blenniella  
  Blenniella bilitonensis    (Bleeker, 1858) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Alticus novemmaculosus Istiblennius bilitonensis Salarias bilitonensis Salarias brevoorti Salarias deani Salarias hendriksii Salarias periophthalmus visayanus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993) Fishbase(2006) Springer, V.G. and J.T. Williams, 1994. The Indo-West Pacific blenniid fish genus Istiblennius reappraised: a revision of Istiblennius, Blenniella, and Paralticus, new genus.. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 565:193 p
Character: Dorsal fin with XII-XIII spines and 21-24 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 20-22 soft rays; pectoral fin with 14 soft rays; pelvic fin with I spine and 3 soft rays. Nuchal cirrus absent, supraorbital cirrus simple. Occipital crest in male, none in female. This species shows a high degress of sexual dimorphism in color pattern. 
Habitat: Inhabits demersal marine environment. Occurs in intertidal zones in large rock pools or coastal bays. Found near-shore; common in tide pools. Oviparous. Feeds on algae scraped from rubble or rock surfaces.  
Distribution: Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands southward to McClure and New Year Islands, Northern Territory, Australia. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381398
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