Giant Blenny (Scartichthys gigas)

Also known as Coral Blenny, Peruvian Giant Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny

Description

Also known as Coral Blenny, Peruvian Giant Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny.

Found peeping out of crevices and holes in shallow waters of rocky coastlines.
They feed on crustaceans, small molluscs and weeds.
Length - 22cm
Depth - 0-10m
Widespread Eastern Pacific

This blend is often caught to make a mild narcotic soup called Borracho
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.
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/Scartichthys-gigas

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