blennioid


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blennioid

(ˈblɛnɪˌɔɪd)
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Blennioidea, a large suborder of small mainly marine spiny-finned fishes having an elongated body with reduced pelvic fins. The group includes the blennies, butterfish, and gunnel
n
(Animals) any fish belonging to the Blennioidea
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blennioid - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic finsblennioid - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Blennioidea, suborder Blennioidea - blennies; butterfishes; gunnels
blenny, combtooth blenny - small usually scaleless fishes with comb-like teeth living about rocky shores; are territorial and live in holes between rocks
clinid, clinid fish - mostly small blennioid fishes of coral reefs and seagrass beds
pikeblenny - tropical American fishes; males are aggressively defensive of their territory
bracketed blenny, gunnel - small eellike fishes common in shallow waters of the northern Atlantic
prickleback - small elongate fishes of shallow northern seas; a long dorsal fin consists entirely of spines
Cryptacanthodes maculatus, ghostfish, wrymouth - eellike Atlantic bottom fish with large almost vertical mouth
wolf fish, wolffish, catfish - large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
eelpout, pout - marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern seas
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Zander CD (1982) Feeding ecology of littoral Gobioid and Blennioid fish of the Banyuls area (Mediterranean Sea), Item Main Food and Trophic Dimension of Niche and Ecotope.
Larvae, juveniles and a gravid female of the blennioid Cryptacanthodes bergi, collected from Aomori, Japan.
However, studies of Honduran reefs are limited to Clifton & Clifton (1998) who provided a comprehensive list of fish species found on the coral reefs of Honduran archipelago Cayos Cochinos, and Greenfield & Johnson (1990a, 1990b) who performed multiple habitat surveys focusing on fish from the blennioid and cardinalfish families.
In this volume, twenty experts summarize the current state of scientific knowledge about blennies, including blennioid systemics, biogeography, feeding and sensory biology, reproduction and development, and ecology and behavior.
1993), has subsequently been reported in Neoceratiidae (Jespersen, 1984), blennioid fishes (Lahnsteiner and Patzner, 1990), Ophidion sp.
The guild is composed of small (4-12 cm total length [TL]), demersal, generalist-feeding blennioid fish.
Trophic ecomorphology in eastern tropical Pacific blennioid fishes: character transformation of oral jaws and associated change of their biological roles.