Goldline Blenny (Malacoctenus aurolineatus)

Also known as Caribbean Blenny, Labrisomid Blenny, Scaly Blenny

Description

Also known as Caribbean Blenny, Labrisomid Blenny, Scaly Blenny.

Found singly resting on Pectoral and Dorsal Fins blending in with the background over limestone rock and rubble areas of shallow coral reefs, often close to sea urchins.
They feed on amphipods and copepods.
Not afraid of divers but will retreat if threatened.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 0-5m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

Males and females differ in colour as well as the males have a more elongated fore-Dorsal Fin.

Scaly Blennies are found in various habitats perched on their fins and usually blending in with their surroundings.
Males and females often have different colouring and features.
Most are unafraid and don't move unless they feel threatened. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Malacoctenus-aurolineatus.html

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