Schooling Fangblenny, Meiacanthus ditrema Smith-Vaniz 1976

Other Names: Doublepore Fangblenny, One-striped Poison-fang Blenny, Schooling Harp-tail, Two-striped Fangblenny

Schooling Fangblennys, Meiacanthus ditrema - Tonga. Source: John E. Randall / FishBase. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

A whitish fangblenny with two narrow black stripes along the body, the first along the base of the dorsal fin, the second divided on the head and joined into a single stripe at the pectoral fin base, and running along the midsides to the caudal-fin base.
Usually seen in small groups among gorgonians or black corals.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Meiacanthus ditrema in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 May 2024,

Schooling Fangblenny, Meiacanthus ditrema Smith-Vaniz 1976


Smith-Vaniz, W. F., Satapoomin, U. &  Allen, G.R. 2001. Meiacanthus urostigma, a new fangblenny from the northeastern Indian Ocean, with discussion and examples of mimicry in species of Meiacanthus (Teleostei: Blenniidae: Nemophini). aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology 5(1): 25-43 See ref online

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CAAB Code:37408052

Biology:Venomous fangs

Depth:3-20 m

Max Size:6.5 cm TL

Max Size:Reef associated

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