Crested Sabretooth Blenny (species: Petroscirtes mitratus) in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Petroscirtes mitratus
Crested Sabretooth Blenny

©Lloyd Shepherd: Petroscirtes mitratus in the Lizard Island lagoon. Note first four dorsal spines elevated and branchd flap above each eye.

©Lloyd Shepherd: Petroscirtes mitratus in the Lizard Island lagoon.

©Mike Bok: Petroscirtes mitratus, Lizard Island area.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Blenniidae
Genus Petroscirtes
Species Petroscirtes mitratus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 7.7 cm (length according to Allen and Erdmann, 2012)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.
  • Leis, J.M. and B.M. Carson-Ewart (2000). Larvae of Indo-Pacific Coastal Fishes Brill, Leiden, pp. 1-850. LIRS catalog number 660.

Other references

  • Caley, M.J. (1991). Mechanisms of coexistence in communities of coral-reef fishes, Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney. LIRS catalog number 307.
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