Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas)

Also known as Coral Blenny, Gold Midas Blenny, Golden Blenny, Golden Midas Blenny, Lyretail Blenny, Lyretail Combtooth, Lyretail Combtooth Blenny, Midas Coral Blenny, Midas Midas, Persian Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny

Description

Also known as Coral Blenny, Gold Midas Blenny, Golden Blenny, Golden Midas Blenny, Lyretail Blenny, Lyretail Combtooth, Lyretail Combtooth Blenny, Midas Coral Blenny, Midas Midas, Persian Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny.

Found singly hiding in crevices and holes or in small schools mixed with other fish over clear coastal and outer reef walls in moderate currents.
They feed on zooplankton.
Can be found mixed with Pseudanthias and can change colour to mimic the fish they are feeding with!
Length - 13cm
Depth - 2-40m
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.de/summary/Ecsenius-midas.html

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