WoRMS taxon details

Blenniidae Rafinesque, 1810

125519  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125519)

accepted
Family
Subfamily Blenniinae Rafinesque, 1810
  » Genus Adelotremus Smith-Vaniz & Rose, 2012
  » Genus Aspidontus Cuvier, 1834
  » Genus Blennius Linnaeus, 1758
  » Genus Enchelyurus Peters, 1869
  » Genus Haptogenys Springer, 1972
  » Genus Laiphognathus Smith, 1955
  » Genus Meiacanthus Norman, 1944
  » Genus Oman Springer, 1985
  » Genus Omobranchus Valenciennes, 1836
  » Genus Omox Springer, 1972
  » Genus Parenchelyurus Springer, 1972
  » Genus Petroscirtes Rüppell, 1830
  » Genus Phenablennius Springer & Smith-Vaniz, 1972
  » Genus Plagiotremus Gill, 1865
  » Genus Spaniblennius Bath & Wirtz, 1989
  » Genus Xiphasia Swainson, 1839
  » Genus Adonis Gronow, 1854 accepted as Blennius Linnaeus, 1758
  » Genus Enucheyurus accepted as Enchelyurus Peters, 1869 (misspelling)
  » Genus Graviceps Fowler, 1903 accepted as Omobranchus Valenciennes, 1836
  » Genus Meicanthus accepted as Meiacanthus Norman, 1944 (misspelling)
  » Genus Petrocirtes accepted as Petroscirtes Rüppell, 1830 (misspelling)
  » Genus Petroscrites accepted as Petroscirtes Rüppell, 1830 (misspelling)
  » Genus Petroskirtes accepted as Petroscirtes Rüppell, 1830 (misspelling)
  » Genus Plagiostremus accepted as Plagiotremus Gill, 1865 (misspelling)
  » Genus Runula Jordan & Bollman, 1890 accepted as Plagiotremus Gill, 1865
Subfamily Salariinae Gill, 1859
  » Genus Aidablennius Whitley, 1947
  » Genus Alloblennius Smith-Vaniz & Springer, 1971
  » Genus Alticus Lacepède, 1800
  » Genus Andamia Blyth, 1858
  » Genus Antennablennius Fowler, 1931
  » Genus Atrosalarias Whitley, 1933
  » Genus Bathyblennius Bath, 1977
  » Genus Blenniella Reid, 1943
  » Genus Chalaroderma Norman, 1944
  » Genus Chasmodes Valenciennes, 1836
  » Genus Cirripectes Swainson, 1839
  » Genus Cirrisalarias Springer, 1976
  » Genus Coryphoblennius Norman, 1944
  » Genus Crossosalarias Smith-Vaniz & Springer, 1971
  » Genus Dodekablennos Springer & Spreitzer, 1978
  » Genus Ecsenius McCulloch, 1923
  » Genus Entomacrodus Gill, 1859
  » Genus Exallias Jordan & Evermann, 1905
  » Genus Glyptoparus Smith, 1959
  » Genus Hirculops Smith, 1959
  » Genus Hypleurochilus Gill, 1861
  » Genus Hypsoblennius Gill, 1861
  » Genus Istiblennius Whitley, 1943
  » Genus Lipophrys Gill, 1896
  » Genus Litobranchus Smith-Vaniz & Springer, 1971
  » Genus Lupinoblennius Herre, 1942
  » Genus Medusablennius Springer, 1966
  » Genus Microlipophrys Almada, Almada, Guillemaud & Wirtz, 2005
  » Genus Mimoblennius Smith-Vaniz & Springer, 1971
  » Genus Nannosalarias Smith-Vaniz & Springer, 1971
  » Genus Ophioblennius Gill, 1860
  » Genus Parablennius Miranda Ribeiro, 1915
  » Genus Parahypsos Bath, 1982
  » Genus Paralticus Springer & Williams, 1994
  » Genus Pereulixia Smith, 1959
  » Genus Praealticus Schultz & Chapman, 1960
  » Genus Rhabdoblennius Whitley, 1930
  » Genus Salaria Forsskål, 1775
  » Genus Salarias Cuvier, 1816
  » Genus Scartella Jordan, 1886
  » Genus Scartichthys Jordan & Evermann, 1898
  » Genus Stanulus Smith, 1959
  » Genus Alticus Valenciennes, 1836 (ex Commerson) in Cuvier & Valenciennes accepted as Alticus Lacepède, 1800 (synonym)
  » Genus Astrosalarias accepted as Atrosalarias Whitley, 1933 (misspelling)
  » Genus Atrisalarias accepted as Atrosalarias Whitley, 1933 (misspelling)
  » Genus Blenniolus Jordan & Evermann, 1898 accepted as Hypsoblennius Gill, 1861
  » Genus Cirrhipectes accepted as Cirripectes Swainson, 1839 (misspelling)
  » Genus Croaltus Smith, 1959 accepted as Antennablennius Fowler, 1931
  » Genus Cynoscartes Norman, 1944 accepted as Ophioblennius Gill, 1860
  » Genus Ecenius accepted as Ecsenius McCulloch, 1923 (misspelling)
  » Genus Entomacrodes accepted as Entomacrodus Gill, 1859 (misspelling)
  » Genus Exalias accepted as Exallias Jordan & Evermann, 1905 (misspelling)
  » Genus Fallacirripectes Schultz & Chapman, 1960 accepted as Stanulus Smith, 1959
  » Genus Giffordella Fowler, 1932 accepted as Entomacrodus Gill, 1859
  » Genus Glytoparus accepted as Glyptoparus Smith, 1959 (misspelling)
  » Genus Homesthes Gilbert, 1898 accepted as Hypsoblennius Gill, 1861
  » Genus Isesthes Jordan & Gilbert, 1883 accepted as Hypsoblennius Gill, 1861
  » Genus Istiblennus accepted as Istiblennius Whitley, 1943 (misspelling)
  » Genus Istilbennius accepted as Istiblennius Whitley, 1943 (misspelling)
  » Genus Lioblennius Svetovidov, 1958 accepted as Coryphoblennius Norman, 1944
  » Genus Lipophris accepted as Lipophrys Gill, 1896 (misspelling)
  » Genus Litobranhchus accepted as Litobranchus Smith-Vaniz & Springer, 1971 (misspelling)
  » Genus Nypleurochilus accepted as Hypleurochilus Gill, 1861 (misspelling)
  » Genus Paralipophrys Bath, 1977 accepted as Lipophrys Gill, 1896 (synonym)
  » Genus Pescadorichthys Tomiyama, 1955 accepted as Ecsenius McCulloch, 1923
  » Genus Pictiblennius Whitley, 1930 accepted as Parablennius Miranda Ribeiro, 1915
  » Genus Prealticus accepted as Praealticus Schultz & Chapman, 1960 (misspelling)
  » Genus Rupiscartes Swainson, 1839 accepted as Alticus Lacepède, 1800
  » Genus Salaris accepted as Salarias Cuvier, 1816 (misspelling)
  » Genus Salarius accepted as Salarias Cuvier, 1816 (misspelling)
  » Genus Tarablennius accepted as Parablennius Miranda Ribeiro, 1915 (misspelling)

Genus Alticops Smith, 1948 accepted as Blenniella Reid, 1943 (synonym)
Genus Belenniella accepted as Blenniella Reid, 1943 (misspelling)
Genus Blennechis Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1836 accepted as Aspidontus Cuvier, 1834 (synonym)
Genus Cirripectus Swainson, 1839 accepted as Cirripectes Swainson, 1839 (Spelling variation)
Genus Damania Smith, 1959 accepted as Alticus Lacepède, 1800 (synonym)
Genus Dasson Jordan & Hubbs, 1925 accepted as Petroscirtes Rüppell, 1830 (synonym)
Genus Halmabblennius accepted as Halmablennius Smith, 1948 accepted as Istiblennius Whitley, 1943 (misspelling)
Genus Halmablennius Smith, 1948 accepted as Istiblennius Whitley, 1943 (synonym)
Genus Leptoblennius Bath, 1978 accepted as Parahypsos Bath, 1982 (synonym)
Genus Lophalticus Smith, 1957 accepted as Alticus Lacepède, 1800 (synonym)
Genus Salarichthys Guichenot, 1867 accepted as Entomacrodus Gill, 1859 (synonym)
Genus Salariichthys accepted as Salarichthys Guichenot, 1867 accepted as Entomacrodus Gill, 1859 (misspelling)
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
Description Chiefly tropical and subtropical marine; rare in fresh- and brackish water. Distribution: Indian, Atlantic and Pacific...  
Description Chiefly tropical and subtropical marine; rare in fresh- and brackish water. Distribution: Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Scaleless or scales modified. Usually blunt head. Pelvic fins present in all but 2 species. Pelvic fin before pectorals; with 1 inconspicuous spine and 2-4 segmented rays. No teeth in palatines; vomerine teeth present. Teeth in jaws comblike, fixed or movable (canine teeth occasionally present). Spines in dorsal fin 3-17, flexible; 9-119 segmented soft rays. Pectoral rays 10-18, unbranched. Branched caudal fin rays, except in 1 species. Two spines in anal fin. All but 1 genus with basisphenoid. Swim bladder usually absent in adults. Usually 28-44 vertebrae, to 135 in Xiphasia. About 54 cm maximum length; most smaller than 15 cm. Capable mimetic behavior. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Blenniidae Rafinesque, 1810. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125519 on 2018-11-17
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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Description Chiefly tropical and subtropical marine; rare in fresh- and brackish water. Distribution: Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Scaleless or scales modified. Usually blunt head. Pelvic fins present in all but 2 species. Pelvic fin before pectorals; with 1 inconspicuous spine and 2-4 segmented rays. No teeth in palatines; vomerine teeth present. Teeth in jaws comblike, fixed or movable (canine teeth occasionally present). Spines in dorsal fin 3-17, flexible; 9-119 segmented soft rays. Pectoral rays 10-18, unbranched. Branched caudal fin rays, except in 1 species. Two spines in anal fin. All but 1 genus with basisphenoid. Swim bladder usually absent in adults. Usually 28-44 vertebrae, to 135 in Xiphasia. About 54 cm maximum length; most smaller than 15 cm. Capable mimetic behavior. [details]
 



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Dutch slijmvissen  [details]
English combtooth blennies  [details]
Japanese イソギンポ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål tangkvabbefamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk tangkvabbefamilien  [details]