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

©Anne Hoggett: Petroscirtes mitratus near the sandspit at Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group.

©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.
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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