Image: Suckerlip Blenny, Andamia amphibius

Suckerlip Blenny, Andamia amphibius

The Suckerlip Blenny lives high in the rocky intertidal zone where the rocks are being pounded by waves. Blennies in the genus Andamia have slender bodies, a cup-shaped, fleshy disc (labial disc) behind the lower lip and unbranched caudal (tail) fin rays. The 7cm long fish in the image was collected in the Duff Island Group, Solomon Islands.

Jeff Williams
© Jeff Williams @ USNM

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Suckerlip Blenny, Andamia amphibius, Solomon Islands, 1998,