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small usually scaleless fishes with comb-like teeth living about rocky shores

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However, when the sizes of two families of fish (blennies and gobies) consumed by both species are compared, no differences were found (Bleniidae: t = 1.164, df = 174, p > 0.05; Gobiidae: t = 2.039, df = 24, p > 0.05).
Other abundant nonfishery species were mud crabs (family Xanthidae), portly spider crab (Libinia emarginata), blennies (suborder Blennioidei), pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides), and oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau).
"Native reefs are teeming with wrasse, gobies, blennies, and juvenile sharks and other large oceangoing species which use them as nurseries."
"Native reefs are teaming with wrasse, gobies, blennies, and juvenile sharks and other large ocean-going species which use them as nurseries."
However, unbaited video better captured the presence of those species that typically tend to avoid divers (butterflyfishes, girellids), whereas visual census proved better in documenting the presence of relatively small cryptic species associated with complex microhabitats such as crevices (e.g., blennies).
Oyster reefs are generally considered essential habitat for resident species-those that feed, breed, or seek shelter on reefs--including various species of gobies (e.g., naked goby, Gobiosoma bosc), blennies (e.g., feather blenny, Hypsoblennius hentz), skillet-fish (Gobiesox strumosus), and toadfish (e.g., oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau) (Coen et al.
In calm water, small reef fish called blennies manage to catch the twitchy crustaceans in only about one strike out of three.
Male sexual polymorphism, alternative reproductive tactics, and androgens in combtooth blennies (Pisces: Blenniidae).
The mechanics of terrestrial movement have been studied extensively in a few fishes, such as mudskippers (Swanson and Gibb 2004; Pace and Gibb 2009), eels (Gillis 1998, 2000; Herrel and others 2011), gobies (Schoenfuss and Blob 2003; Blob and others 2010), and blennies (Bhikajee and Green 2002).
Starksia blennies, small (less than 2 inches) fish with elongated bodies, generally native to shallow to moderately deep rock and coral reefs in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans, have been well-studied for more than 100 years.
Comprising nearly 900 species, the bottom-dwelling fishes called blennies are important members of most coastal marine ecosystems worldwide.
On Thursday, August 20 there will be a rockpool safari at Criccieth to discover crabs, paddle worms, gobies, blennies and more.
Today, aquaculturists are successfully breeding gobies, blennies, cardinalfish, and seahorses--an array of species popular with hobbyists.