Roughhead Blenny (Acanthemblemaria aspera)

Also known as Chaenopsid Blenny


Also known as - Chaenopsid Blenny.

Found with their head protruding from crevices of dead and live corals, also abandoned clam shells and worm tubes (hence the name tube blennies)
They feed on tiny aquatic crustaceans.
Length - 4cm
Depth - 1-20m
Widespread - Western Atlantic, Western Caribbean.

Chaenopsid Blennies also called tube blennies because they often make their nests in abandoned worm holes and clams especially at breeding time. These blennies lack scales and have a high front Dorsal Fin.


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