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 Omobranchus obliquus

Juvenile, Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet

 

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet

ROUNDHEAD or MANGROVE BLENNY

Restricted to seaweed and mangroves roots in the shallows of Kane'ohe Bay, Oahu.  Decorated with numerous white chevrons.  Unintentionally released into the bay during a Giant Clam experiment in 1951.  Attains 2.5 inches.  Native range from the Andaman Sea east to Guam, Samoa and the Line Islands.  Erroneously recorded from Hawai'i as Omobranchus elongatus.