Alloblennius jugularis (Klunzinger, 1871)
Jugular blenny
Alloblennius jugularis
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: known only from the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-19; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 20-21. This species has several dark crossbars on the tail an a yellow to spotted and black breast.
Biology:  Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 March 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.07.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.01.14
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 11.06.94

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