Striped Blenny

Chasmodes bosquianus

Image of a striped blenny in a home aquarium
Image by ‘Blenjamin’ on Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0

Physical: They are characterized by elongated, tapering bodies and a continuous long dorsal fin. They have stripes running horizontally along their sides. Males are bluish in color while females are pale green.

Habitat: Blennies are commonly found among oyster beds and hard  bottoms. During winter months, they will go towards deeper waters about 100ft. The Atlantic species can be found as far north as New York.

Feeding: Blennies feed primarily during the day. They feed on anything half their size in their habitat. They also feed on oysters, clams, and mussels.

Breeding: C. bosquianus breeds during spring and summer seasons in shallow, warm water. Only about 50% reach maturity.

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