Zvonimir's blenny

Zvonimir's blenny (Parablennius zvonimiri) is a species of combtooth blenny found in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. This species reaches a length of 7 centimetres (2.8 in) TL.[2] The identity of the person honoured in the specific name is uncertain but is thought to be the Medieval King of Croatia and Dalmatia Demetrius Zvonimir who reigned from 1075 to 1089 probably in allusion to the area where the type was collected.[3]

Zvonimir's blenny
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Blenniiformes
Family: Blenniidae
Genus: Parablennius
P. zvonimiri
Binomial name
Parablennius zvonimiri
  • Blennius zvonimiri Kolombatovic, 1892
Zvonimir's blenny


  1. ^ Williams, J.T.; Herler, J.; Kovacic, M. (2014). "Parablennius zvonimiri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T154972A49091175. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T154972A49091175.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2013). "Parablennius zvonimiri" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  3. ^ Christopher Scharpf; Kenneth J. Lazara (26 October 2018). "Order BLENNIIFORMES: Family BLENNIIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 19 March 2019.