Forktail Blenny (Meiacanthus atrodorsalis)
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114 Litres (30 US G.)
7.6-12.7cm (3-5 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
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- Forktail Blenny, Lyretail Fang Blenny, Yellowtail Fang Blenny, Poison Fang Blenny
Additional scientific names
- Petroscirtes atrodorsalis, Meiacanthus atrodorsalis atrodorsalis, Petroscirtes herlihyi
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This fish is typical Blenny in shape with a long body and large eyes positioned at the top of it's boxy head. The Forktail Blenny has a caudal fin that resembles a fork, with two long exterior spines and five much shorter middle spines. The body is a pale blue that runs like watercolour into a bluish-yellow at the tail.
Species Note[edit | edit source]
- This fish needs careful handling as it has a venomous bite.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )