Lined Blenny (species: Meiacanthus lineatus) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Meiacanthus lineatus
Lined Blenny

©John E. Randall

©Anne Hoggett: Two Meiacanthus lineatus near Turtle Beach, Lizard Island. A juvenile Scolopsis bilineata (lower right) appears to be mimicing the venomous fangblennies.

©Anne Hoggett: Meiacanthus lineatus (left) with Meiacanthus grammistes (right) near Turtle Beach, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Blenniidae
Genus Meiacanthus
Species Meiacanthus lineatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 9.5 cm (length according to Allen et al (2003))

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Caley, M.J. (1995). Reef fish community structure and dynamics: in interaction between local and larger-scale processes? Marine Ecology Progress Series, 129: 19-29. LIRS catalog number 448.
  • Cheney, K.L. and N.J. Marshall (2009). Mimicry in coral reef fish: how accurate is this deception in terms of color and luminance? Behavioral Ecology, 20: 459-477. LIRS catalog number 1249.