Secretary Benny (Acanthemblemaria maria)

Also known as Chaenopsid Blenny


Also known as - Chaenopsid Blenny.

Found with their head protruding from holes in the coral of limestone slopes usually dotted with small brain corals, stinging coral, sea fans, whips, and sea urchins
They feed on invertebrates.
Length - 5.1cm
Depth - 1-20m
Widespread - Western Central Atlantic, 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. Ref:


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