Blennioidei


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Blennioidei

[‚ble·nē′ȯi·dē‚ī]
(vertebrate zoology)
A large suborder of small marine fishes in the order Perciformes that live principally in coral and rock reefs.

Blennioidei

 

a suborder of fishes of the order Perciformes. Body length, usually 10–50 cm. The pelvic fins of most species are located on the throat and have a spine and no more than four soft rays; in some species pelvic fins are absent. They are littoral, bottom-dwelling fishes; many populate the tidal zone of the littoral, hiding during low tide under rocks, among algae, and in depressions filled with water. There are two superfamilies, comprising 20 families. The superfamily Stichaeoidae includes the families Lumpenidae, Pholidae, Anarrhichadidae, and Stichaeidae; the superfamily Blennioidae includes the families Tripterygiidae, Blenniidae, and Clinidae. The fishes can crawl onto dry land, moving themselves by jumping with their fins.

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A review of the triplefin fish genus Enneapterygius (Blennioidei: Tripterygiidae) in the Western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of four new species.
Los resultados obtenidos en este trabajo reflejan una buena representacion dentro del PNALR de los principales grupos de peces cripticos pertenecientes a los subordenes Blennioidei y Gobioidei, donde en la totalidad del muestreo se reportaron 30 especies pertenecientes a cinco familias, y adicionalmente se incluye a la familia Gobiesocidae (Suborden Gobiesocoidei) con una especie, para completar 31 especies de peces cripticos dentro del parque.
1981 A revision of the gunnel family Pholidae (Pisces, Blennioidei).
Diet and gut morphology in fishes, with special reference to the monkeyface prickleback, Cebidichthys violaceous (Stichaeidae: Blennioidei).