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Blenniidae 
Taxonomic Serial No.: 171124

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): blennies [English]
 
    combtooth blennies [English]
 
    scaleless blennies [English]
 
    blennidés [French]
 
    blennies [French]
 
    gonelles [French]
 
    papillons de mer [French]
 
    blennies à dents de peigne [French]
 
    borrachos [Spanish]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                      ClassTeleostei   
                         SuperorderAcanthopterygii   
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderBlennioidei  – blennies, blennidés  
                                  FamilyBlenniidae  – blennies, combtooth blennies, scaleless blennies, blennidés, blennies, gonelles, papillons de mer, blennies à dents de peigne, borrachos  
    Direct Children:  
                                     GenusAidablennius Whitley, 1947  
                                     GenusAlloblennius Smith-Vaniz and Springer, 1971  
                                     GenusAlticus Lacepède, 1800  
                                     GenusAndamia Blyth, 1858  
                                     GenusAntennablennius Fowler, 1931  
                                     GenusAspidontus Cuvier in Quoy and Gaimard, 1834  
                                     GenusAtrosalarias Whitley, 1933  
                                     GenusBathyblennius Bath, 1977  
                                     GenusBlenniella Reid, 1943  
                                     GenusBlennius Linnaeus, 1758 – blennies, blennies 
                                     GenusChalaroderma Norman, 1943  
                                     GenusChasmodes Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1836  
                                     GenusCirripectes Swainson, 1839  
                                     GenusCirrisalarias Springer, 1976  
                                     GenusCoryphoblennius Norman, 1943  
                                     GenusCrossosalarias Smith-Vaniz and Springer, 1971  
                                     GenusDodekablennos Springer and Spreitzer, 1978  
                                     GenusEcsenius McCulloch, 1923  
                                     GenusEnchelyurus Peters, 1868  
                                     GenusEntomacrodus Gill, 1859  
                                     GenusExallias Jordan and Evermann, 1905  
                                     GenusGlyptoparus Smith, 1959  
                                     GenusHaptogenys Springer, 1972  
                                     GenusHirculops Smith, 1959  
                                     GenusHypleurochilus Gill, 1861  
                                     GenusHypsoblennius Gill, 1861  
                                     GenusIstiblennius Whitley, 1943  
                                     GenusLaiphognathus Smith, 1955  
                                     GenusLipophrys Gill, 1896  
                                     GenusLitobranchus Smith-Vaniz and Springer, 1971  
                                     GenusLupinoblennius Herre, 1942  
                                     GenusMedusablennius Springer, 1966  
                                     GenusMeiacanthus Norman, 1943  
                                     GenusMimoblennius Smith-Vaniz and Springer, 1971  
                                     GenusNannosalarias Smith-Vaniz and Springer, 1971  
                                     GenusOman Springer, 1985  
                                     GenusOmobranchus Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1836  
                                     GenusOmox Springer, 1972  
                                     GenusOphioblennius Gill, 1860  
                                     GenusParablennius Miranda Ribeiro, 1915  
                                     GenusParahypsos Bath, 1982  
                                     GenusParalipophrys Bath, 1977  
                                     GenusParalticus Springer and Williams, 1994  
                                     GenusParenchelyurus Springer, 1972  
                                     GenusPereulixia Smith, 1959  
                                     GenusPetroscirtes Rüppell, 1830  
                                     GenusPhenablennius Springer and Smith-Vaniz, 1972  
                                     GenusPlagiotremus Gill, 1865  
                                     GenusPraealticus Schultz and Chapman in Schultz et al., 1960  
                                     GenusRhabdoblennius Whitley, 1930  
                                     GenusSalaria Forsskål, 1775  
                                     GenusSalarias Cuvier, 1816  
                                     GenusScartella Jordan, 1886  
                                     GenusScartichthys Jordan and Evermann, 1898  
                                     GenusSpaniblennius Bath and Wirtz, 1989  
                                     GenusStanulus Smith, 1959  
                                     GenusXiphasia Swainson, 1839  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
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  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: blennidés[French], blennies [French], gonelles [French], papillons de mer [French]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Blenniidae   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.   
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Blenniidae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-Pérez, L. T. Findley, C. R. Gilbert, et al., eds.   
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Sixth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 29   
  Page(s): ix + 386   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-888569-61-1, 0097-0638  
  Notes: Full author list: Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, Héctor Espinosa-Pérez, Lloyd T. Findley, Carter R. Gilbert, Robert N. Lea, and James D. Williams   
  Reference for: blennies à dents de peigne[French], borrachos [Spanish], combtooth blennies [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Riehl, R., and H. A. Baensch   
  Publication Date: 1989   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Aquarium Atlas   
  Page(s): 992   
  Publisher: Hans A. Baensch   
  Publication Place: Melle, Germany   
  ISBN/ISSN: 3-88244-050-3   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: blennies[English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.   
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: combtooth blennies[English]   
       

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