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Peacock Blenny / Slingurica kukmašica

Salaria (Lipophrys) pavo Risso, 1810


My niece had again some unusual encounter, really beautiful ocher-blue fish has jumped out of a rock she took out from the sea. It is a species of combtooth blenny. This species reaches a length of 13 cm.


It is found in the eastern Atlantic coast from France to Morocco; also in the Mediterranean and Black seas, introduced to the Suez Canal. It lives only to the depth of 2 m.


My niece even wanted to take it home: I convinced her instead that is impossible to have it in aquarium but just found the information that this particular fish is ideal for aquariums [Sve ribe Jadranskog mora, 1994, Neven Milišić, page 325]! Well since I don't like that anyway, I'm glad the fish is still in its natural habitat, swimming freely.

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Tina6 7 years ago

that's weird! Nemo? FUNNY!!! when did you find him?

injica 7 years ago

maybe not weird but surely not usual :)

FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Hahaha, yea amazing kids! They are too funny to have around.

injica 7 years ago

Thank you :) my nieces decided to name it Nemo-ha ha ha I wonder why ;D probably every fish in the world will be getting the same name until they invent some another cartoon with fishes! But our 2 plastic inflatable dolphins are William and Kate-can't believe they have chosen this names ;D

FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Wouw that's an amazing fish. Great job!

injica 7 years ago

Thank you Frederic!

injica 7 years ago

Plave šare ;), moja nećakinja je vikala: andrea andrea vidi imam Nema ja sam znala da oni žive i kod nas! :D

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 7 years ago

Nice catch!

Jopy 7 years ago

ovu nisam vidila nikada...

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