Ecsenius bimaculatus – Twinspot Coral Blenny

Ecsenius bimaculatus or Twinspot Coral Blenny is a peaceful little blenny. It can easily be recognized by the two spots on its flank.

Ecsenius bimaculatus – Twinspot Coral Blenny

Ecsenius bimaculatus or Twinspot Coral Blenny can reach a total length of about 4.5 centimeters. They are easy to recognize by the two black spots on their sides.

Biotope

Adults can be found on coral reefs down to depths of about 15 metres. They often live solitarily around sponges and sea squirts. They are found in the Pacific Ocean, South China Sea, Sulu Sea and the Celebes Sea.

Reproduction

The eggs are deposited in a hole between the coral and stuck with a sticky thread. Once hatched, the tiny fish are part of the plankton.

Video

Author

John de Lange

Copyright images

Rickard ZerpeCC BY 2.0

Additional information

Family

Genus

Species

bimaculatus

Reefsafe

Diet

Breeding behaviour

Social behaviour

Minimum length

4

Length maximum

5

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