• Blenny, Mottled (Istiblennius periophthalmus)

Blenny, Mottled (Istiblennius periophthalmus)

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Also known as Blue-streaked Blenniella, Blue-streaked Blenny, Blue-streaked Rockskipper, Bullethead Rockskipper, Coral Blennies, Eyespot Blenny, False Mudskipper, Peppered Blenny, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies. Found singly over exposed surge zones of very shallow intertidal reef flats either hiding in crevices or holes or seen clinging to rocks. They feed on filamentous algae, benthic crustaceans and invertebrates. Length - 15cm Depth - 0-3m Widespread Indo-Pacific 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.


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