Scientific Name
Blenniella periophthalmus  
Blenniella periophthalmus圍眼真蛙鳚
by: Ho-Tien Hong
Author (Valenciennes, 1836) Depth 0 - 3M
Chinese 圍眼真蛙鳚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鳚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F447 Blenniidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 圍眼真動齒鳚 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 狗鰷 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Vanikoro I., Santa Cruz Is. 
Synonyms Alticops periophthalmus, Istiblennius biseriatus, Istiblennius paulus, Istiblennius periophthalmus, Istiblennius periophthalmus biseriatus, Salarias biseriatus, Salarias muscarus, Salarias percophthalmus, Salarias periophthalmus, Salarias schultzei   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Springer, V.G. and J.T. Williams, 1994. The Indo-West Pacific blenniid fish genus Istiblennius reappraised: a revision of Istiblennius, Blenniella, and Paralticus, new genus.. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 565:193 p  Cuvier, G. etc. 1836 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Springer, V. G. etc. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0054790. ASIZP0055066. ASIZP0055177. ASIZP0056833. ASIZP0080217. NMMBP00768. NMMBP01053. NMMBP02325. NMMBP05415. NMMSTP00067. NMNSF00226. NTUM05924. NTUM05925. NTUM05926. NTUM05928. NTUM06022. USNM00303677.  
Common Name Peppered blenny; Blue-dashed rockskipper; Bullethead rockskippper; False mudskipper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 19-21 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 20-22 soft rays. Three color-pattern types described for different localities. Body of males with 6-7 dusky bands with 1 or a pair of dark margined, pale, oblong spots on each band; dark spots on spinous dorsal, dusky lines on rayed dorsal. Females with spots on caudal peduncle; body sometimes with fine dark specks.
habitats Inhabit exposed outer intertidal reef flats, where it can hide in cracks and holes. Commonly observed clinging to rocks as the water recedes below them during the low cycle of the swell and this species is often confused with mudskipper gobies.  
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Durban, South Africa, east to the Marquesas and Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility No commercial value.