Namiye's Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius namiyei (Jordan & Evermann 1902)

Other Names: Black Comb-tooth, Namiye's Blenny

Namiye's Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius namiyei, at Waigeo, Indonesia. Source: David R / License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

A small secretive blenny with a dark brown to charcoal grey body, a pale greyish to yellow tail, and with or without pale lines and spots on the head and body.
Namiye's Combtooth Blenny usually props on corals and sponges, darting in to crevices and holes when disturbed.

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Dianne J. Bray, Ecsenius namiyei in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Dec 2018,

Namiye's Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius namiyei (Jordan & Evermann 1902)


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CAAB Code:37408093

Depth:1-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:10 cm TL

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