Mangrove Oyster Blenny (Omobranchus obliquus)

Also known as Coral Blenny, Flymo Blenny, Lawnmower Blenny, Mangrove Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Roundhead Blenny, Zebra Blenny

Description

Also known as Coral Blenny, Flymo Blenny, Lawnmower Blenny, Mangrove Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Roundhead Blenny, Zebra Blenny.

Found singly or in small schools often hiding in holes or zipping around the reef in shallow water, amongst coral, rubble and seagrass beds around mangroves and in sheltered bays.
They feed on filamentous algae and benthic invertebrates.
Length - 5.6cm
Depth - 0-3m
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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/22819

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