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Life Cycle

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Oviparous (Ref. 205). Several females visit the hole to spawn with the resident male which guards the nest (Ref. 5981).
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Threats

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Least Concern (LC)
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Trophic Strategy

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Occurs over sandy bottoms with boulders and light vegetation. Hides in crevices (Ref. 5981).
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Biology

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Adults occur over sandy bottoms with boulders and light vegetation. They hide in crevices where the nests are being guarded by the male (Ref. 5981). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).
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Importance

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fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Tentacled blenny

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The tentacled blenny (Parablennius tentacularis) is a species of combtooth blenny most commonly found in all parts of the Mediterranean Sea (except the eastern part), in the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, and the east Atlantic near the coast of Portugal, Spain, Canary Islands, and Morocco south to Guinea. This species reaches a length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) TL.[2] Found in brackish waters, in estuaries or deltas, this demersal fish can be found in the sand at the bottom of the water in light vegetation. The adult males guards a suitable spot, which a few females may visit and deposit their eggs, the males fertilizes the eggs and guards them until they hatch.[2]

References

  1. ^ Antonio Di Natale; Murat Bilecenoglu; Michel Bariche; et al. (2014). "Parablennius tentacularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T185185A1778498. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T185185A1778498.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Parablennius tentacularis" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
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Tentacled blenny: Brief Summary

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The tentacled blenny (Parablennius tentacularis) is a species of combtooth blenny most commonly found in all parts of the Mediterranean Sea (except the eastern part), in the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, and the east Atlantic near the coast of Portugal, Spain, Canary Islands, and Morocco south to Guinea. This species reaches a length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) TL. Found in brackish waters, in estuaries or deltas, this demersal fish can be found in the sand at the bottom of the water in light vegetation. The adult males guards a suitable spot, which a few females may visit and deposit their eggs, the males fertilizes the eggs and guards them until they hatch.

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