Blenny



any of several fishes of the family Blenniidae and related families, especially of the genus Blennius, having a long, tapering body and small pelvic fins inserted before the pectoral fins.
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The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
Black Ivory R.M. Ballantyne
The Dogs’ Dinner Party Unknown
The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan
The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston

noun (pl) -nies
any blennioid fish of the family Blenniidae of coastal waters, esp of the genus Blennius, having a tapering scaleless body, a long dorsal fin, and long raylike pelvic fins
any of various related fishes
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