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Parablennius sanguinolentus  (Pallas, 1814)
Main synonym = Blennius sanguinolentus    Pallas, 1814
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Chordata / Actinopterygii / Perciformes / Blenniidae
Rusty Blenny     Budakkra ħamra
Further Information:
Species belonging to the family Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies or Scaleless blennies). A resident intertidal species with homing behavior found between pebbles or at margins of steep, filamentous algae-covered rocks exposed to sunlight. Makes underwater 'flight' over long distances. Feeds almost exclusively on algae. Oviparous (egg-laying) and spawns from May to July. Eggs are demersal and adhesive. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Loire, France to Morocco including the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Harmless fish, commonly found along the Maltese coasts.








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