Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Virginia Journal of Science
During the fall of 2007, Centropristis philadelphica (rock seabass) and Hypleurochilus geminatus (crested blenny) were collected from Chesapeake Bay. These captures are significant as they represent the first substantiated record of C. philadelphica from Chesapeake Bay and only the second and third validated records of H. geminatus. Additionally, the first record of H. geminatus from Chesapeake Bay was only recently recognized since the specimen had been previously misidentified as Parablennius marmoreus (seaweed blenny). The collection of seven individuals of H. geminatus in 2007, from two locations, indicates that the species may be resident within the Chesapeake Bay estuary.
Rock seabass, crested blenny
VIMS Contribution 3047.
Halvorson, Aimee D., First Records of Hypleurochilus geminatus and Centropristis philadelphica from Chesapeake Bay (2009). Virginia Journal of Science, 60(3), 141-147.