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Oyster blenny
Awaiting identification

Family Blenniidae
updated Sep 2020
Where seen? This small elongated fish is sometimes seen hidden in crevices on encrusted rocks, seawalls and rubble, even out of water at low tide.

Features: About 5cm. Body elongated flattened sideways, head rounded. Fine white lines along the body length.

East Coast Park, Aug 09

Elongate oyster-blenny (Omobranchus elongatus)
Big Sisters Island, Feb 17
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on facebook.

Oyster blennies on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

References

  • Kelvin K. P. Lim and Victor G. Springer. 31 Oct 2017. Singapore records of the crescent oyster blenny, Omobranchus smithi. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2017: 145.
  • Kelvin Lim Kok Peng & Marcus F. C. Ng. 31 Mar 2017. Records of the elongate oyster blenny, Omobranchus elongatus, in Singapore. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2017: 58-59.
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