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Blennioids of Indonesia
Genus Atrosalarias: Monotypic (one species).
|Petroscirtes breviceps (Valenciennes 1836),
the Shorthead Sabretooth Blenny or Striped Poison-Fang Blenny
Mimic. A mimic of Meiacanthus grammistes (see above) (most
easily told apart by Petroscirtes underslung mouth). Indo-West
Pacific; East Africa to the Micronesians. To 11 cm. Can and will
bite if handled. N. Sulawesi pic.
|Petroscirtes mitratus Ruppell 1830, the
Floral or High Fin Blenny. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea to Samoa. To a
little under three inches in length. This two inch one photographed
in the Maldives.
|Plagiotemus tapeinosoma (Bleeker 1857), the
Piano Fangblenny. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea to the Line Islands. To
five and a half inches in length. Some in the upper Red Sea and
Queensland who bit me.
Triplefins, Family Tripterygiidae:
|Helcogramma gymnauchen (Weber 1909), the
Yellow-Lip Triplefin. Tropical West Pacific; Indonesia, PNG,
Northern Australia. To 4 cm. Lives on reefs, algal covered areas,
feeding on tiny invertebrates. N. Sulawesi pic of one on a
Plerogyra "bubble" with a copepod parasite on its
|Helcogramma striata Hansen 1986, the
Tropical Striped Triplefin. Western Pacific; Southern Japan,
Philippines to Australia, Solomon Islands. To about an inch and
three quarters length. Found commonly on corals and sponges. This
one off of Pulau Redang, Malaysia.