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Feather Blenny

Hypsoblennius hentz

Drawing of a Feather Blenny fish
Max Size: 3-4 inches (9-10cm)

Habitat: Nova Scotia to Texas; Blennies tend to inhabit shells and other habitats that offer them with both a good hiding place and a good site to nest

Diet: Small crustaceans and fish, will and take bites out of larger fish




Fun Facts:

  • Male feather blennies have a bright blue spot located near the front end of their dorsal fin
  • Blennies are highly territorial and will attempt to defend their territory from perceived threats
  • Blennies have been observed biting and charging at fish much larger than they are
  • Feather blennies get their name from feathery cirri located on their head that help them to sense movement in their environments