Parablennius laticlavius

Crested Blenny
Parablennius laticlavius
Parablennius laticlavius, Poor Knights Is, New Zealand, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Parablennius laticlavius
Parablennius laticlavius, Poor Knights Is, New Zealand, Photo: Andrew Green
Parablennius laticlavius
Parablennius laticlavius, Poor Knights Is, New Zealand, Photo: Andrew Green
Parablennius laticlavius
Parablennius laticlavius, Poor Knights Is, New Zealand, Photo: Andrew Green
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Parablennius laticlavius
Parablennius laticlavius
Parablennius laticlavius
Parablennius laticlavius

Distribution

Temperate Australasia


Description

Head with steeply sloping forehead and prominent cirri with 5-15 tentacles above eyes. Head and body are pale cream to white, tinged with yellow. Single dark spot behind the eye, and dark purple to black stripe on upper flanks extends to base of of caudal fin from behind eyes. 


Information

Max Size: 8 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 14.3-23.5°C

Depth: 1-3 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 16.76

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: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Widespread (61.3% 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.