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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Blennius ocellaris
      Max. size: 20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 400 m
      Climate: subtropical
      Distribution: Southeast Atlantic = Atlantic coast from Morocco to the English Channel. Also known from the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 15-16. Gill membranes not forming a fold across isthmus. Tentacles on nasal opening, above eye and on nape near first dorsal fin ray. Dentaries joined by suture. Lateral line reduced, discontinuous. Anterior part of dorsal fin conspicuously higher than posterior part.
      Biology: Found over hard bottoms. Mainly nocturnal, it feeds on small invertebrates. Reproduces in April (Marseille) or July (England); eggs are laid under mussel-shells or stones and guarded by the male.
      Aquarium Care: Provide plenty of live rock for hiding and hunting for food.
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