Tongan Fangblenny (Meiacanthus tongaensis)

Also known as Coral Blenny, Green Canary Blenny, Fang Blenny, Sabretooth Blenny, Sabre-toothed Blenny, Tongan Blenny, Tongan Canary Blenny, Tongan Green Blenny

Description

Also known as Coral Blenny, Green Canary Blenny, Fang Blenny, Sabretooth Blenny, Sabre-toothed Blenny, Tongan Blenny, Tongan Canary Blenny, Tongan Green Blenny.

Found over shallow waters of coral and rocky reefs often seen in the water column feeding.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 6.7cm
Depth - 0-16m
Pacific Ocean - Tonga

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.
Sabretooth Blennies have teeth to match their name!
They can be seen darting forward to sever flesh from fishes fins. (can sometimes be seen taking a swipe at divers as well) They will then dart back into their holes out of harm's way.
Some blennies will mimic cleaner wrasses to get close enough for a nip at fish.
A few Sabretooth Blennies are venomous. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/46688

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