Predator species Prey species decreasing increasing Cod Bearded gobies Grouper Jellyfish Swordfish Sand lances Atlantic and Anchovies other halibut Menhaden Bluefin and Blennies
other tuna SOURCE: V.
Runner-up Nicholas Westgarth caught four eels and a blenny for 2lb 12oz while third-placed Bernard Westgarth took six eels, two blennies
and a rockling for 2lb 11oz.
gobies, Gobiosoma bosc, and blennies
, Chasmades bosquianus and Hypsoblennius hentzi) feed on quahog veligers in Virginia (Harding, 1999), and Nelson (1925) observed decreases in abundance of bivalve larvae coincident with large numbers of tenticulate ctenophores.
The 5-cm mesh prevented disturbances by large epibenthic predators, such as cownose rays, while permitting access to the oysters by small benthic predators such as gobies, blennies
, and xanthid crabs.
Eastenders' sweepstake in the lower Wear saw 397 coalfish, 42 codling and two blennies taken.
Steve Rackstraw landed 50 fish for 1,039cm to win, while Ernie Hunter took the longest a blennie of 31cm.
Overall, twelve families were restricted to seagrass habitats: phycid hakes (Phycidae), toadfishes (Batrachiodidae), batfishes (Ogcocephalidae), flyingfishes (Exocoetidae), cardinalfishes (Apogonidae), barracudas (Sphyraenidae), wrasses (Labridae), combtooth blennies
(Blenniidae), mackerels (Scombridae), triggerfishes (Balistidae), boxfishes (Ostraciidae), and porcupinefishes (Diodontidae; Table 1).
Since the initial sighting, sabertooth blennies were not observed again for another eight months in spite of continual monitoring.
The sabertooth blennies of the tribe Nemophini (Perciformes: Blenniidae) represent the most specialized group of the combtooth blennies.
Of the 59 competitors, 30 did weigh in, but the bags consisted mainly of single flounders, blennies
Eagle-eyed young visitors on the popular Rockpool Rambles (July 23-25 and August 20) can expect to see all sorts of wonderful mini-beasts, including orange squat lobsters, blennies
(like a mini eel, with yellow fins), sea urchins and starfish.
Not only is the interstitial space among the oysters important, but dead articulated shells also provide useful habitat (in the form of refuge or nesting sites) for the blennies
and gobies (Breitburg 1999).
In second place was Chris Woods with five flounder and an eel for 4lb 2oz, and in third Phil Mann with seven small flounder and two blennies
for 3lb 15oz.
A MIXED bag of eels, flounders and blennies
clinched the Drumclyde Open Shore Competition for Scott McCartney.
Eels and blennies
may feature in the bags, along with the usual flatties.