Leopard Blenny (Exallias brevis)

Also known as Coral Blenny, Honeycomb Blenny, Leopard Rockskipper, Pink-spotted Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Rockskipper, Sailfin Blenny, Short-bodied Blenny, Spotted Coral Blenny

Description

Also known as Coral Blenny, Honeycomb Blenny, Leopard Rockskipper, Pink-spotted Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Rockskipper, Sailfin Blenny, Short-bodied Blenny, Spotted Coral Blenny.

Found singly or in harems (males can be found preparing the base of corals as a nesting site for the females) in clearwater areas sitting on top of Acropora thickets and Pocillopora coralssemi over exposed bays and coastal reefs.
They feed on coral tissue from the branching corals.
Length - 14cm
Depth - 3-20m
Widespread Indo-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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/6032

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