Blackhead Blenny (Emblemariopsis bahamensis)

Also known as Chaenopsid Blenny, Glass Blenny, Smoothhead Glass Blenny

Description

Also known as Chaenopsid Blenny, Glass Blenny, Smoothhead Glass Blenny.

Found in crevices of dead and live corals also abandoned clam shells and worm tubes (hence the name tube blennies) over fine white sand patches of coral reefs.
They feed on tiny crustaceans.
Length - 2.5cm
Depth - 3-30m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Western Caribbean

This blenny is almost impossible to distinguish from at least six other similar blennies without collecting and examining!

Chaenopsid Blennies also called tube blennies because they often make their nests in abandoned worm holes and clams especially at breeding time. These blennies lack scales and have a high front Dorsal Fin.
Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/3716

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