Rosy Blenny (Malacoctenus macropus)

Also known as Rose Blenny, Scaly Blenny


Also known as Rose Blenny, Scaly Blenny.

Found singly, resting on Pectoral and Dorsal Fins, blending in with the background, over algae beds, mangroves, reef tops, rubble, sand, seagrass, and sponge beds, of very shallow reefs.
They feed on benthic invertebrates.
Not afraid of divers but will retreat if threatened.
Length - 5.5cm
Depth - 0-8m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

Males and females differ in colour as well as the males have a more elongated fore-Dorsal Fin.

Scaly Blennies are found in various habitats perched on their fins and usually blending in with their surroundings.
Males and females often have different colouring and features.
Most are unafraid and don't move unless they feel threatened. Ref:


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