"blenny": the common name of a large group of over 800 species within seven families of bony fishes in the suborder Blennioidei. Blennies are small, usually scaleless fishes with comb-like teeth living in coastal and coral reef areas, including seagrass beds and tidepools. At least one species lives in fresh water. Most are are characterized by possessing blunt foreheads, elongated, tapering bodies, and a continuous long dorsal fin. The pelvic fins are usually anterior to the pelvic fins, and in the jugular in position. Many species are cryptic or inhabit the surge zone. Most are herbivores.
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