Great Barrier Reef blenny, Smallspotted Combtooth Blenny
Ecsenius stictusis commonly referred to as Great Barrier Reef blenny, Smallspotted Combtooth Blenny. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 9413 AphiaID: 277685 Scientific: Ecsenius stictus German: Schleimfisch English: Great Barrier Reef Blenny, Smallspotted Combtooth Blenny Category: Blennies Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Ecsenius (Genus) > stictus (Species) Initial determination: Springer, 1988 Occurrence: Australia, Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia Size: up to 2.28" (5.8 cm) Temperature: 25,7 °F - 26,8 °F (25,7°C - 26,8°C) Food: Algae Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2016-02-29 12:17:22
Last edit: 2016-02-29 12:17:22
Very special thanks for the first photo of Ecsenius stictus to Gilles Winstanley.
Gilles has taken his photo at Queensland, Australia.
Ecsenius stictus is a harmless algae muncher and feed also on coral polyps and mucous in a moderate depth down to 20 meters.
The blenny is only known from the Great Barrier Reef, but m More recently reported from the Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blennioidei (Suborder) > Blenniidae (Family) > Salariinae (Subfamily) > Ecsenius (Genus) > Ecsenius stictus (Species)
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