Orange-spotted Blenny (Hypleurochilus springeri)

Also known as Coral Blenny, Reef Blennys, Rock Blenny

Description

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

Found singly or in pairs often perched near their holes or with their heads just poking out, in very shallow calm waters of quiet rocky coastal harbours and shores.
They feed on filamentous algae, crustaceans and worms.
Length - 5cm
Depth - 0-3m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

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/Hypleurochilus-springeri.html

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