Also known as Coral Blenny, Mimic Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny.
Found singly amongst branching corals and in crevices and rocks or out swimming looking for their next victim! Over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on benthic algae and weeds, fish mucus, scales and skin!
Length - 8cm
Depth - 1-20m
Western Indian Ocean - Gulf of Aden, Red Sea
These bennies mimic the Meiacanthus nigrolineatus
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-gravieri