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lexID: 4533 AphiaID: 126761 Scientific: Blennius ocellaris German: Seeschmetterling, Schmetterlings-Schleimfisch English: Butterfly Blenny Category: Blennies Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Blennius (Genus) > ocellaris (Species) Initial determination: Linnaeus, 1758 Occurrence: the Black Sea, Azores, East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, Portugal, South Atlantic, Spain, the British Isles, the Isle of Man, the Mediterranean Sea, West Africa Size: up to 7.87" (20 cm) Temperature: 59 °F - 66.2 °F (15°C - 19°C) Food: Brine Shrimps, Invertebrates, Mysis, Zooplankton Tank: 175.98 gal (~ 800L) Difficulty: Average Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2012-08-12 15:23:48
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Southeast Atlantic: Atlantic coast from Morocco to the English Channel. Also known from the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
Found over hard bottoms. Mainly nocturnal, it feeds on small invertebrates. Oviparous.
Spawn in April (Marseille) or July (England); eggs are laid under mussel-shells or stones and guarded by the male
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