Also known as Convict Fish, Convict Goby, Convict Worm Blenny, Engineer Blenny, Engineer Goby, False Catfish, Worm Blenny, Zebra Blenny.
Found singly, or in large schools, in burrows, crevices and holes, over shallow, coral heads, under ledges, and over rubble areas, of lagoons and coral reefs. Adults very secretive.
They feed on crustaceans and plankton.
Juveniles found in large schools, often in a tight formation, mimicking the poisonous striped catfish.
Length - 34cm
Depth - 3-30m
Western Central Pacific - Phillipines to the Solomon Islands
These Blennies mimic the Stripped Catfish - Plotosus lineatus
Convict Blennies are not true Blennies and with age they grow into their convict suits!
They live in a maze of burrows usually coming out to feed at night. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Pholidichthys-leucotaenia.html