Black Comb-tooth blenny, also known as Namiye’s Coralblenny, is a type of marine fish that belongs to the Blenniidae family.
It was named in honor of Japanese zoologist Motoyoshi Namiye.
This fish can be found in the tropical western Pacific Ocean, from the Philippines to the Solomon Islands.
Black comb-tooth blenny is sometimes sold for aquariums.
These blennies live in a variety of coral reef habitats, from estuaries to outer reef lagoons, at depths up to 20 meters.
However, they are mostly found around 6 meters deep on shallow reef flats.
Black comb-tooth blenny hides among corals and sponges on isolated outcrops. This fish is considered safe for coral reef tanks.
Black Comb-tooth Blenny Interesting Facts
- Named after Japanese zoologist Motoyoshi Namiye, the Black combtooth blenny (Ecsenius namiyei) is a marine fish found in coral reef habitats of the western Pacific Ocean.
- This fish grows up to 4.3 inches (11.0 centimeters) long and thrives at depths around 6 meters in tropical waters with latitudes between 26°N to 15°S.
- Black comb-tooth blenny reproduces by laying adhesive eggs on surfaces, forming distinct mating pairs during this process.
- Its larvae are planktonic and often found in shallow coastal waters, making this fish safe for coral reefs.
Black Comb-tooth Blenny Habitat
Black comb-tooth blenny lives in the western Pacific Ocean, from Taiwan to the Solomon Islands.
This fish is found in coral reefs and can be found at depths of 1 to 30 meters (3 to 98 feet).
It thrives in tropical waters around latitudes of 26°N to 15°S.
Black Comb-tooth Blenny Physical Characteristics
Size: 4.3 inches (11.0 centimeters)
Black bomb-tooth blenny grows up to 4.3 inches (11.0 centimeters) long.
This is measured using the standard length method, which measures from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail base.
Black Comb-tooth Blenny Reproduction
Black comb-tooth blenny reproduces by laying eggs and forms distinct pairs during mating.
The eggs are adhesives that stick to surfaces using a thin pad or pedestal.
The larvae are planktonic and often found in shallow coastal waters.