Species Details

Details of Jewelled blenny will be displayed below

Jewelled blenny   

Common Name: Banded Jewelled-Blenny, Barred Blenny, Jewelled Blenny, Lawnmower Blenny, Lineated Blenny, Lined Blenny, Painted Blenny
Scientific Name: Salarias fasciatus
Local Name: -
Dhivehi Name: -
Animalia  (Kingdom)
Chordata  (Plylum)
Teleostei  (Class)
Perciformes  (Order)
Blenniidae  (Family)
Salarias   (Genus)

Jewelled blenny's description

Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-20; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19 - 21. Numerous pale spots, dark streaks anteriorly, and several dusky bands.

Jewelled blenny habitat

This species is reef-associated and inhabits reef flats as well as shallow lagoon and seaward reefs to 8 m depth. It is also found in estuarine areas with algae-rich rubble patches on reef flats and slopes.

It inhabits intertidal zones to a few meters depth (Kuiter and Tonozuka 2001), usually in areas of mixed coral, sand, and rubble (Lieske and Myers 1994). It feeds by scraping algae (Myers 1991).

Jewelled blenny threats

There are no major threats known for this species.

Jewelled blenny's status