Yarrell's Blenny

Chirolophis ascanii
Yarrell's Blenny

Habitat: Sub-tidal rocky shore and kelp forest
Depth: 20-300m
Food: Small molluscs, worms and sponges
Length: Up to 25cm
Lifespan: Unknown
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

The Yarrell’s blenny is found below the low shore, where it lives in rocky crevices. Blennies swim by wriggling their long bodies. They tend to return to the same shelter after foraging for bottom dwelling, slow moving invertebrates. Similar in appearance to the tompot blenny, the Yarrell’s blenny has a frog-like mouth and tufty head tentacles.

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