Arrow blenny

Arrow blenny
Arrow blenny
Clinidae (Clinids and Blennies)
Lucayablennius zingaro
61 to 100+ ft
Unlike most blennies, the arrow blenny is elongated with a long pointed snout. The body is reddish with several black blotches on the dorsal fin and anal fin close to the tail. The tail, which is always held in a bent position, makes this fish easy to recognize. The arrow blenny grows to a length of 2 inches (5 cm). The arrow blenny is found throughout most of the Caribbean, but is absent form Florida waters. It inhabits small holes but is usually seen drifting near the reef at depths from 40 -100 feet (12-30 m). Unlike other blennies, the arrow blenny does not perch on its pectoal fins while waiting for prey. It hovers just above a coral head, motionless in the water, and quickly strikes at plankton that passes by.

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