Rusty Blenny (Parablennius sanguinolentus)

Also known as Azorean Rockpool Blenny, Black Sea Blenny, Coral Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny

Description

Also known as Azorean Rockpool Blenny, Black Sea Blenny, Coral Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny.

Found singly or in schools in holes, between pebbles and margins of algae covered steep rocky areas over very shallow intertidal areas and in rock-pools exposed to sunlight and rich in algae growth.
They feed exclusively on algae.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 0-1m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Black Sea, Mediterranean

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/1700

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