Atlantic Redlip Blenny (Ophioblennius atlanticus)

Also known as Atlantic Blenny, Atlantic Redlipped Blenny, Black Blenny, Coral Blennies, Devilfish, Horseface Blenny, Redlip Blenny, Redlipped Blenny, Reef Blennies

Description

Also known as Atlantic Blenny, Atlantic Redlipped Blenny, Black Blenny, Coral Blennies, Devilfish, Horseface Blenny, Redlip Blenny, Redlipped Blenny, Reef Blennies,

Found in shallow surge zones of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on filamentous algae and detritus.
Very territorial, will chase away intruders.
Color and pattern varies.
Length - 19cm
Depth - 0-12m
Widespread Atlantic, Caribbean

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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