Convict Blenny (Pholidichthys leucotaenia)

Also known as Convict Fish, Convict Goby, Convict Worm Blenny, Engineer Blenny, Engineer Goby, False Catfish, Worm Blenny, Zebra Blenny

Description

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.
They feed on crustaceans and plankton.
Adults very secretive.
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
http://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/striped-catfish/98

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.in/summary/Pholidichthys-leucotaenia.html

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Convict Blenny . Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Convict Blenny (Juvenile)

Convict Blenny (Juvenile)

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