Redspotted Blenny (Blenniella chrysospilos)

Also known as Coral Blennies, Gold-spotted Rockskipper, Orange-spotted Blenny, Reef Blennies, Redspot Flymo Blenny, Red-spotted Rockskipper, Rock Blennies, Rockskipppers

Description

Also known as Coral Blennies, Gold-spotted Rockskipper, Orange-spotted Blenny, Reef Blennies, Redspot Flymo Blenny, Red-spotted Rockskipper, Rock Blennies, Rockskipppers.

Found singly or in small schools, usually seen with just their heads protruding from holes in the reef over shallow clear coastal and intertidal reef flats as well as surge zones of seaward reefs rich in algae growth.
They feed on algae, detritus and small invertebrates.
Length - 13cm
Depth - 0-6m
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.

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