Tripterygion delaisi, Black-faced blenny
A cryptically coloured female yellow black-faced blenny (background) and a territorial male with black head and yellow body (forground).
Italiano: Tripterygion delaisi photographed in Krk, Croatia.
Date 26 May 2010, 12:01:33
Author Roberto Pillon
The yellow black-faced blenny (Tripterygion delaisi) is a small benthic fish from the family Tripterygiidae (triplefin-blennies). It occurs at depths of -3 to -40 m and lives on the substrate under large rocks, cliffs or other overhangs. T. delaisi inhabits 2 disjunct areas: 1. the western Mediterranean Sea and adjacent parts of the Atlantic Oceans from north to the British Isles and south of Casablanca and Morocco, 2. western tropical Africa north to Senegal and the Macaronesian islands. Order: Perciformes, Family: Tripterygiidae, Genus: Tripterygion, Species: Tripterygion delaisi Cadenat & Blache, 1970.
Tripterygion atlanticus Wheeler & Dunne, 1975
Tripterygion delaisi delaisi Cadenat & Blache, 1970
Tripterygion delaisi xanthosoma Zander & Heymer, 1970
Tripterygion melanurum (non Guichenot, 1850)
Tripterygion nasus (non Risso, 1826)
Tripterygion tripteronotus (non Risso, 1810)
Tripterygion xanthosoma Zander & Heymer, 1970