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|
|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|
|Current population||Unknown but stable.|