Yaeyama Blenny (Ecsenius yaeyamaensis)

Also known as Coral Blenny, Pale-spotted Combtooth, Pale-spotted Combtooth Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Yaeyama Clown Blenny

Description

Also known as Coral Blenny, Pale-spotted Combtooth, Pale-spotted Combtooth Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Yaeyama Clown Blenny.

Found singly or in small schools, sitting on boulders and rocks, over shallow waters of coastal and inner reef crests rich in coral growth.
They feed on benthic algae and weeds.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 0-15m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Combtooth Blennies are the largest of blennies, 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/6036

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