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Jewelled Blenny
Salarias fasciatus
10 cm

Where Jewelled Bennies are found. Map from GBIF.
Count Log
You have not counted me yet. Visit the South Reef or North Reef , grab a tricoder, and click on me!

Encyclopedia of Life
Visit this species on the Encyclopedia of Life to find out more!
You can find me wherever there is algae and seaweed; usually near coral or sandy areas. I will fight to protect my home! I don't like sharing my home with other blennies, and I will chase them away if they come too close.
Fun Facts
Unlike most fish, I don't have scales. I have small feather-like growths on my head called cirri (SEAR-ri) and they help me to blend in with my habitat and protect me from predators. Girl blennies lay eggs and then leave them to the boy blennies to guard until after they hatch!
My favorite food is algae! I love to eat turf algae. Turf algae is a mixture of many different species of algae living together, and it is really common in the sea. I will also eat zooplankton. Zooplankton are microscopic animals that live in the sea. I eat both plants and animals, so I am an omnivore.
Reefs are in danger, and that means so is my home!