Schroeder's Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius schroederi McKinney & Springer 1976

Other Names: Schroeder's Coralblenny

Schroeder's Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius schroederi, at Kri Island, Raja Ampat islands, West Papua, Indonesia, 2015. Source: Jim Greenfield / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

A brown combtooth blenny with a row of small white spots above a dark line along the upper side, and a series of white spots or dashes between two dark mid-lateral lines.

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Schroeder's Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius schroederi McKinney & Springer 1976

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Recorded from Rowley Shoals and Scott Reef off Western Australia. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, west Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Timor Leste.
Inhabits sheltered reefs with rich coral growth in depths to 12 m.

Similar Species

Schroeder's Combtooth Blenny differs from the Whitespotted Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius trilineatus, (also has white spots and narrow dark lines on the body) in  having two mid-lateral close together with a series of white spots between them.


The species is named in honour of the scientific illustrator Jack R. Schroeder whose “excellent illustrations have so greatly enhanced the usefulness of our blennioid studies”. 

Species Citation

Ecsenius schroederi McKinney & Springer 1976, Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 236: 21. Type locality: off Tandjung Suli, Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia, depth 2.4 m.


Bray, D.J. 2019


Atlas of Living Australia

Schroeder's Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius schroederi McKinney & Springer 1976


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

McKinney, J.F. & Springer, V.G. 1976. Four new species of the fish genus Ecsenius with notes on other species of the genus (Blenniidae : Salariini). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 236: 1-27 figs 1-11, open access

Springer, V.G. 1988. The Indo-Pacific Blenniid fish genus Ecsenius. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 465: 1-134 figs 1-68 pls 1-14, open access

Springer, V.G. 2001. Blenniidae. pp. 3538-3546 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218.

Springer, V.G. & Allen, G.R. 2004. Ecsenius caeruliventris and E. shirleyae, two new species of blenniid fishes from Indonesia, and new distribution records for other species of Ecsenius. Zootaxa 791: 1-12.

Williams, J.T. 2014. Ecsenius schroederi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T48342204A48345477. Downloaded on 14 November 2019.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37408030

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:2-12 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:7 cm TL

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