Lady Musgrave Blenny (Cirripectes chelomatus)

Also known as Coral Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny

Description

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

Found singly, pairs or small schools over shallow coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on filamentous algae and detritus.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 0-16m
Widespread Western Pacific

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/Cirripectes-chelomatus.html

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