Species Index

Parablennius intermedius
(Ogilby, 1915)

Common Name: Horned Blenny

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia, recorded from northern Queensland to southern New South Wales.

Ecological Notes: Frequents estuarine and coastal environments particularly river entrances and lakes, often found around pilings of bridges and wharves, deeper pools and channels in intertidal rock platforms. Depth from 1 – 10 m.

Additional Notes: Variable colouration, from dark grey to brown with a series of moderate sized spots along sides. Multilobate filaments above each eye, large and filamentous in males. Feeds on a mixed diet of algae and invertebrates. This species is oviparous, the eggs adhering to the substrate. Grows to 12 cm.

References: Kuiter, R. H., Coastal Fishes of South-Eastern Australia. Published by Crawford House Press Pty. Ltd., 1993. p.336.

Atlas of Living Australia website at Accessed 20/06/18.

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. Accessed 20/06/18.