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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Blenniidae Combtooth blennies
Subfamily: Salariinae
Genus: Hypsoblennius

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hypsoblennius brevipinnis Barnaclebill blenny Eastern Pacific 12 TL 1861
Hypsoblennius caulopus Tidepool blenny Eastern Pacific 9 TL 1898
Hypsoblennius digueti Eastern Central Pacific 1943
Hypsoblennius exstochilus Longhorn blenny Western Central Atlantic 5 TL 1959
Hypsoblennius gentilis Bay blenny Eastern Central Pacific 15 TL 1854
Hypsoblennius gilberti Rockpool blenny Eastern Pacific 17 TL 1882
Hypsoblennius hentz Feather blenny Western Atlantic 10 TL 1825
Hypsoblennius invemar Tessellated blenny Western Atlantic 5.8 TL 1980
Hypsoblennius ionthas Freckled blenny Western Atlantic 10 TL 1882
Hypsoblennius jenkinsi Mussel blenny Eastern Central Pacific 13 TL 1896
Hypsoblennius maculipinna South America 1903
Hypsoblennius paytensis Eastern Pacific 1876
Hypsoblennius proteus Socorro blenny Eastern Central Pacific 2.6 SL 1960
Hypsoblennius robustus Southeast Pacific 3.9 SL 1946
Hypsoblennius sordidus Southeast Pacific 19 TL 1828
Hypsoblennius striatus Striated blenny Eastern Central Pacific 8 TL 1876



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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013