Feeding Ecology And Diet

Forages on small benthic invertebrates on or near the reef. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Unknown but probably similar to that of other blennies. Among other blennies, the male displays to entice one or more females to lay demersal eggs in a hole in the reef, and the male probably guards the eggs until they hatch.

CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS Sold as aquarium fish. Potential medicinal uses for substances produced by the venom glands have not been explored. ♦

White-lined comb-tooth blenny

Ecsenius pictus

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