Little Combtooth Blenny (Ecsenius minutus)

Also known as Collar Blenny, Coral Blenny, Little Clown Blenny, Maldive Blenny, Maldives Collar Blenny, Maldivian Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny

Description

Also known as Collar Blenny, Coral Blenny, Little Clown Blenny, Maldive Blenny, Maldives Collar Blenny, Maldivian Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny.

Found singly or in pairs peeping out of crevices and holes of rock and rubble areas over clear shallow inner and outer reefs rich in algae growth.
They feed on algae from dead coral bases.
Length - 4cm
Depth - 1-10m
Western Indian Ocean - Maldives

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/Ecsenius-minutus.html

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