Spinyhead Blenny (Acanthemblemaria spinosa)

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) over patch reefs, surrounded by white sand.
They feed on calanoid copepods.
Length - 3.1cm
Depth - 1-12m
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: https://www.fishbase.de/summary/16486


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