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Updated 11/4/2023

Family Blenniidae


 Istiblennius zebra   

Makapu'u tidepool, O'ahu

Kapoho Point, Kailua, Oahu



Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu



Kaupo tidepool, Oahu


Post-larval, Kapoho Point, Kailua, Oahu

Sharks Cove tidepool, Oahu


Hulopo'e tidepool, Lana'i




Common within tidepools exposed to surf.  Leaps readily when disturbed.  Changes at will from entirely black to a banded pattern.  A raised flap of skin, or nuchal crest, is located on the head behind the eyes.  Attains 7.5 inches.  Endemic to Hawaii.