This is Saddled Blenny about 2 inches. Photo by Rod 25
February 2008 in about 20 feet water.
Location was Banana Reef, Key Largo, Florida. (larger photo)
Features: Four dark, inverted, trianguler patterns form
"saddles" across back; lower part of triangles may be pale and indistinct;
Bar at base of tail;
Description: Undercolor usually white, occasionally yellow to orange.
Faint, diamond-shaped paztterns often 0n lower body; occasionally have red
dots on body;
Notes: Unafraid; retreat only if bothered; common to South Florida,
Bahamas, Caribbean; also south to Brazil; inhabit reefs; move about bottom
and frequently stop to perch in tripod-stance, supported by ventral fins
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Size: 1 1/2 - 2 1/4 inches; max 2 1/2
Depth: 6-50 feet;
Audubon Field Guide; page 600; plate 336;
Reef Fish ID 3rd ed.; page 294-295; plates 295;
This is Saddled Blenny
about 2 inches. Photo by Rod 21
February 2006 in about 20 feet water.
Location was Camile's Reef, Tavernier, Florida.
Box 13 Chazy Lake
Dannemora, N.Y. 12929
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