Animal Species:Variable Snake Blenny, Ophiclinus ningulus George & Springer, 1980

The Variable Snake Blenny is a small species of weedfish that occurs from southern Victoria to south-western Western Australia and from northern Tasmania.

Variable Snake Blenny, Ophiclinus ningulus

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Standard Common Name

Variable Snake Blenny

Alternative Name/s

Distinctiveless Snakeblenny, Featureless Snake Blenny

Size range

6.5 cm

Distribution

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Ophiclinus ningulus

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Variable Snake Blenny specimens in the Australian Museum.

What does this mean?

Classification

Species:
ningulus
Genus:
Ophiclinus
Family:
Clinidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
  2. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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