Redspotted Blenny (Blenniella chrysospilos)

Also known as Coral Blennies, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies, Rockskipppers, Gold-spotted Rockskipper, Orange-spotted Blenny, Red Spot Flymo Blenny, Red-spotted Rockskipper

Description

Also known as Coral Blennies, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies, Rockskipppers, Gold-spotted Rockskipper, Orange-spotted Blenny, Red Spot Flymo Blenny, Red-spotted Rockskipper.

Found singly or in groups in holes on shallow clear coastal reef flats in surge zones.
They feed on algae from dead coral bases.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 2-10m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Coombtooth Blennies are the largest of bennies, found in both tropical and subtropical waters and freshwater habitats, as the name suggests they have comb like teeth lining their jaws.
Reef and rock blennies are usually territorial and have their own areas of rock pools which they skip and jump over, scraping algae from the surface of dead corals. Some male Blennies have small harems of arguing females.
Males and females often have different colouring and features.

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