Aidablennius sphynx Valenciennes, 1836
Synonyms: Blennius sphinx Günther, 1861
Common names: Georg: Zgvis pinia [spinksi]; Turk: Horozbina
Taxonomic descriptions: D XII 16-17; A II 17-19; P 13-14; V I 4; Vertebrae 34-36 (Stojanov and all., 1963; Svetovidov, 1964). The body is elongated, laterally compressed, naked. Snout very short with vertical profile. Mouth is small. Colour: basically greenish, olive-brown; 5-6 vertical bars with blushing margins on body; 8-9 oblique bars on dorsal fn. Size: to 8 cm.
Black Sea Regional level:
Subregion level: VU
Distribution: Mediterranean, Black Sea and Atlantic coast of Morocco (Zander, 1986). In Bulgaria: along the entire coast.
Habitats type, Critical habitats, Limiting factors: inshore, rocky, shelly, sea-grass ground.
Biology: Reproduction: April-July. Food: benthic invertebrate, algae.
Population trends: Declining.
Threats: Industrial pollution.
Conservation measures taken: None.
Conservation measures proposed: Reduction of the chemical pollution.
Compiled by: Y.Sivkov, K.Prodanov