Hairtail blenny

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The Hairtail blenny lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 2 - 1190 m environment.

The Hairtail Blenny is a burrow-dwelling species that has an enormous fang on either side of the lower jaw. Identification The Hairtail Blenny has a long eel-like body with a high dorsal fin originating in front of the eyes. More

The mouth of a 22 cm long Hairtail Blenny that washed up on the rock platform at Long Reef, New South Wales, December 2001 and found by S. Jackson. More

By far the largest species is the eel-like hairtail blenny at 53 centimetres in length; most other members of the family are much smaller. Combtooth blennies are active and often highly colourful, making them popular in the aquarium hobby. More

Common names

Cá Đai in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Ðai in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Hair-tail blenny in English
Hairtail blenny in English
hairtailed blenny in English
hairtailed blenny in Unknown
Slangblennie in Afrikaans
snake blenny in English
Snakeblenny in English
Unagiginpo in Japanese (日本語)
带鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
带鳚 in Unknown
帶鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
帶鳚 in Unknown

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Blenniidae
Genus : Xiphasia
Species : Xiphasia setifer
Authority : Swainson, 1839