Atlantic Redlip Blenny (Ophioblennius atlanticus)

Also known as Atlantic Blenny, Atlantic Red-lipped Blenny, Black Blenny, Coral Blenny, Devilfish, Horseface Blenny, Redlip Blenny, Red-lipped Blenny, Reef Blenny

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Also known as Atlantic Blenny, Atlantic Red-lipped Blenny, Black Blenny, Coral Blenny, Devilfish, Horseface Blenny, Redlip Blenny, Red-lipped Blenny, Reef Blenny.

Found amongst corals and rocks in the reef over shallow surge zones.
They feed on filamentous algae and detritus.
Very territorial, will chase away intruders.
Length - 19cm
Depth - 10-20m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic

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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/3768

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