Bicolor Fangblenny, Plagiotremus laudandus (Whitley 1961)


Other Names: False Harp-tail

A Bicolor Fangblenny, Plagiotremus laudandus, in Jervis Bay, New South Wales. Source: A.T. Cooper / Reef Life Survey. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:
Variable in colour - front half usually blue to greyish-blue, posterior half yellow or a paler blue. 
The Bicolor Fangblenny attacks other fishes to feed on their skin, scales and mucus. It mimics the Eyelash Fangblenny, Meiacanthus atrodorsalis.

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Dianne J. Bray, Plagiotremus laudandus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Apr 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4756

Bicolor Fangblenny, Plagiotremus laudandus (Whitley 1961)

References


Allen, G.R. 1993. Fishes of Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 44: 67-91.

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

Allen, G.R., Hoese, D.F., Paxton, J.R., Randall, J.E., Russell, B.C., Starck, W.A., Talbot, F.H. & Whitley, G.P. 1976. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Lord Howe Island. Records of the Australian Museum 30(15): 365-454 figs 1-2

Francis, M. 1993. Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean. Pacific Science 47(2): 136-170 figs 1-2

Hastings, P. & Springer, V.G. 2009. Recognizing diversity in blennioid fish nomenclature (Teleostei: Blennioidei). Zootaxa 2120: 3-14

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp.
Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1976. The saber-toothed blennies, tribe Nemophini (Pisces : Blenniidae). Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 19: 1-196 figs 1-179

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1987. The saber-toothed blennies, tribe Nemophini (Pisces: Blenniidae): an update. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 139: 1-52 figs 1-29

Whitley, G.P. 1961. Fishes from New Caledonia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 1958–59: 60-65 figs 1-2

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CAAB Code:37408075

Depth:1-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:8 cm TL

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