Sphinx Blenny (Aidablennius sphynx)

Also known as Coral Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny


Also known as Coral Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny.

Found singly or in pairs over algae covered terraces in very shallow surge zones of rocky coastal reefs exposed to sunlight and rich in algae growth.
They feed on algae and benthic invertebrates.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 0-3m
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.in/summary/Aidablennius-sphynx.html


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