Australian Blenny (Ecsenius australianus)

Also known as Australian Combtooth Blenny, Coral Blennies, Pale-spotted Coral Blenny, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies

Description

Also known as Australian Combtooth Blenny, Coral Blennies, Pale-spotted Coral Blenny, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies.

Found singly or pairs peeping out of crevices and holes over shallow lagoons and outer reef slopes rich in algae growth.
They feed on algae.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 3-22m
Western Pacific - Northern Great Barrier Reef

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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Ecsenius-australianus.html

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