Cirripectes filamentosus

Filamentous Blenny | Collared Blenny | Dusky Blenny | Red-lipped Fringed-blenny
Cirripectes filamentosus
Cirripectes filamentosus, adult, Enderby Island, WA, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Cirripectes filamentosus
Cirripectes filamentosus, Photo: Graham Edgar
Cirripectes filamentosus
Cirripectes filamentosus, Dampier, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
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Cirripectes filamentosus
Cirripectes filamentosus
Cirripectes filamentosus


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Slender blenny with variable coloration, often with lighter belly, eye with gold and red rings. Similar C. alleni (Kimberley Blenny) has light patch on top of eye.


Max Size: 9 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.1-31.3°C

Depth: 0-20 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 17.03

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Occurrence: Frequent (16.2% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Several (6 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields