Bundoon Blenny, scientifically known as Meiacanthus bundoon, is a type of combtooth blenny fish found in the Pacific Ocean near Fiji and Tonga.
Adult bundoon blennies swim just above the ocean floor and eat tiny animals called zooplankton. This fish is not safe for coral reef aquariums.
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Bundoon Blenny Interesting Facts
- Bundoon blennies, found near Fiji and Tonga, grow up to 3.7 inches (9.5 centimeters) long and eat zooplankton.
- These fish lay sticky eggs underwater which hatch into larvae floating in shallow coastal waters.
- Thriving in tropical marine environments near coral reefs, these fish live at depths of 16 to 69 feet.
- These fish have a unique body coloration consisting of dark olive with an orange-yellow stripe and green cheek area.
Bundoon Blenny Habitat
Bundoon blenny lives in the Pacific Ocean near Fiji and Tonga.
This fish is found in marine environments, specifically near coral reefs, at depths of 5 to 21 meters (16 to 69 feet). It thrives in tropical waters.
Bundoon Blenny Physical Characteristics
Size: 3.7 inches (9.5 centimeters)
Bundoon blenny grows up to 3.7 inches (9.5 centimeters) long.
This fish has 4 to 5 dorsal spines, 26 to 27 dorsal soft rays, 2 anal spines, and 16 to 17 anal soft rays.
Adult bundoon blennies have a crescent-shaped tail fin with extended lobes. Their body color is dark olive, featuring an orange-yellow stripe on the sides.
The cheek and gill cover are green while the base of the tail fin is black with a transparent white center area having faint rays.
Bundoon Blenny Reproduction
Bundoon blenny reproduces by laying eggs, with each pair of fish having a unique pairing.
The female bundoon blenny fish lay eggs that stick to surfaces underwater using a sticky pad or pedestal.
The baby fish, or larvae, float in shallow waters near coasts.