Hypsoblennius jenkinsi (Jordan & Evermann, 1896)
Mussel blenny
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Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 6 years
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 21 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: southern California, USA to Puerto Marquez, Mexico, including the Gulf of California.
Biology:  Adults are found in rocky areas (Ref. 37955), inhabiting holes and crevices, often in burrows of boring clams or tubes of marine worms, also in mussel beds (Ref. 2850). Mostly sedentary and territorial (Ref. 2850). Demersal spawners in nearshore habitats (Ref. 56049). 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: 25 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 05.02.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.07.94

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