Scientific Name
Aspidontus dussumieri  
Aspidontus dussumieri杜氏盾齒鳚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1836) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 杜氏盾齒鳚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鳚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F447 Blenniidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 杜氏盾齒鳚 
Max Length 12 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 狗鰷 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Réunion I. 
Synonyms Aspidontus dussumeiri, Aspidontus fluctuans, Aspidontus gorrorensis, Aspidontus wamiziensis, Blennechis dussumieri, Petroscirtes fluctuans, Petroscirtes gorrorensis   
Reference Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes.. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p;Fishbase(2006)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1836 Myers, R. F. 1999 
Specimen List NMMSTP00703.  
Common Name Dussumier's blenny; Floating blenny; Lance blenny 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with IX- XI spines and 28-34 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 25-30 soft rays; pectoral fin with 13-15 soft rays; pelvic fin with I spine and 3 soft rays. This species differs from the A. taeniatus by having a nearly terminal mouth and different color pattern, sometimes with elongate ocellus in front of dorsal fin. Indonesian populations have long yellow filaments on caudal fin. Recognized by the slender body and single dark mid-lateral stripe from the tip of the snout to the caudal fin.
habitats Inhabits coral reefs and rocky areas. Feed on algae and detritus. Oviparous. Generally a shy species that quickly retreats to its hiding holes, usually empty tube-worm homes, retreating backwards. Attains 14 cm TL. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Knysna, South Africa and east to Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern New South Wales; Palau to eastern Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands in Micronesia. 
Utility No commercial value.