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  • Snowflake Blenny

    Salarias ramosus

    The body of Snowflake Blennys is covered with a strikingly thick layer of mucus. This protects the fish against dehydration during a short stay out of the water.
    Blennies do not possess a swim bladder. Therefore, they usually sink to the bottom and must gain buoyancy by active swimming movements.
    The exact function of the head antennae has not yet been clarified.

    Related to Perch family, blennies (about 400 species)
    Habitat In shallow, sheltered nearshore reefs and in estuaries to a depth of about 15 m, but also on sandy grass flats on rocks.
    Mode of life Live in small groups
    Diet Algae
    Body length up to 14 cm
    Spawn The eggs are adhesive to the bottom and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal
    Commerce Aquaristics
    Current population Unknown but stable.


    Verbreitungskarte Schleimfisch

    Conservation status

    IUCN RedList