Redlip Blenny (Ophioblennius macclurei)

Also known as Coral Blenny, Red-lipped Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Two-coloured Blenny

Description

Also known as Coral Blenny, Red-lipped Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Two-coloured Blenny.

Found singly resting on coral bommies in shallow clear waters over inshore and offshore reefs. Very territorial, will chase away intruders.
They feed on filamentous algae.
Colour varies from dark to bicolor, usually with red lips. (hence the name)
Length - 12cm
Depth - 0-10m
Widespread Western Central 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/15330

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Redlip Blenny. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Redlip Blenny (Juvenile)

Redlip Blenny (Juvenile)

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