Butterfly Blenny (Blennius ocellaris)

Also known as Coral Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Rockskippery


Also known as Coral Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Rockskipper.

Found singly, or in pairs, over hard mud and rocky bottoms, in shallow, to very deep reefs, more active at night.
They feed nocturnally on small invertebrates.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 10-400m
Widespread South East Atlantic, Black Sea, Mediterranean

Combtooth Blennies are the largest family of blennies, 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/49


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