Tompot Blenny

Parablennius gattorugine
Tompot Blenny

Habitat: Rocky shore, kelp forest and rocky reef
Depth: 0-35m
Food: Worms, anemones, mollusc, jellyfish and crustaceans
Length: Up to 25cm
Lifespan: 9 years
Conservation Status: Least Concern (LC)

The tompot blenny is funny looking with big eyes, a smiley mouth and feathery tentacles above each eye. Generally found below the low tide mark, it lives in holes or crevices in the rocks. At breeding time, the male tompot picks a nest site, entices a female to lay her eggs there, then he guards the eggs until they hatch.

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