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of the families Blennidae Clinidae

The family of combtooth blennies, Blenniidae is primarily marine, although they are occasionally found in brackish and freshwater. Blennies are diurnal, shallow-water species, and are for the most part found in the tropical and subtropical seas, distributed worldwide, being found in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, in the Red and Mediterranean Seas, and in the Caribbean. This preference for warmer waters means that of well over 300 species worldwide, only a few will be found in the cooler waters of the Benguela Current.

Blenniids are small, naked-bodied (scaleless) fishes, usually with blunt heads. The pelvic fins are before the pectoral fins and have one short embedded spine and between two and four soft rays...

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