Fiji Fangblenny (Meiacanthus oualanensis)

Also known as Canary Fangblenny, Canary-yellow Sabre-toothed Blenny, Coral Blenny, Fang Blenny, Forktail Blenny, Sabretooth Blenny, Sabre-toothed Blenny, Yellowfang Blenny

Description

Also known as Canary Fangblenny, Canary-yellow Sabre-toothed Blenny, Coral Blenny, Fang Blenny, Forktail Blenny, Sabretooth Blenny, Sabre-toothed Blenny, Yellowfang Blenny.

Found singly or in pairs over shallow coastal lagoons and seaward reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 1-15m
Western Central Pacific - Fiji

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.
Sabretooth Blennies have teeth to match their name!
They can be seen darting forward to sever flesh from fishes fins. (can sometimes be seen taking a swipe at divers as well) They will then dart back into their holes out of harms way.
Some Blennies will mimic cleaner wrasses to get close enough for a nip at fish.
Some Sabretooth Blennies are venomous. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Meiacanthus-oualanensis.html

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