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Montagu's Blenny Coryphoblennius galerita Length to 8cm<br />
Colourful and distinctive blenny. Found in pools on rocky coasts, usually on mid-shore. Adult has similar shape overall to Shanny but with more obvious dip in middle of dorsal fin and diagnostic tall, frilly tentacle on centre of forehead, with smaller ones behind. Colour is variable but often marbled black, reddish and blue with pale spots. Locally common but mainly in S and W.
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Montagu's Blenny Coryphoblennius galerita Length to 8cm
Colourful and distinctive blenny. Found in pools on rocky coasts, usually on mid-shore. Adult has similar shape overall to Shanny but with more obvious dip in middle of dorsal fin and diagnostic tall, frilly tentacle on centre of forehead, with smaller ones behind. Colour is variable but often marbled black, reddish and blue with pale spots. Locally common but mainly in S and W.

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Date: 30 Aug 2011
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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