Blenny Haiku

April 17th is  National Haiku Poetry Day and to celebrate, we offer Blenny Haiku. Please, no judging or heckling –  just having a little fun here – but feel free to contribute your own by commenting at the end of this post.

Fangblenny in holeSneaky fangblenny

In cleaning stations you lurk

No do-gooder, you


Spinyhead Blenny, Acanthemblemaria spinosaSpinyhead blenny

Often misidentified

As Secretary


Hairtail Blenny Xiphasia setiferHairtail, Eel, or Snake?

Xiphasia setifer

Latin name trumps all


Filament Blenny, Emblemaria hyltoniFilament Blenny

Reside in holes on deep walls

More common than thought


Longhorn Blenny Hypsoblennius exstochilusCool Longhorn Blenny

Found in shallow, surgy zones

but worth the bruises


Redlip Blenny, Ophioblennius atlanticusRed lipped blenny poised

No fear of scuba divers

Like king of the reef


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