Diamond blenny

Diamond blenny
Diamond blenny
Clinidae (Clinids and Blennies)
Malacoctenus boehlkei
61 to 100+ ft
The diamond blenny has a sharply pointed snout. The head is bright yellow, while the remainder of the body is tan to pale yellow. There is a conspicuous spot at the front of the first dorsal fin. The spot is black and ringed with yellow. There are a number of dark diamond-shaped markings along the lower side. There may be triangular saddle-like markings along the back. The diamond blenny grows to a length of 2.5 inches (6 cm). The diamond blenny is common throughout Caribbean, but absent form Florida waters. It inhabits coral reefs, often living close to giant anemones in which it hides, unharmed, when threatened. It will dart about on the reef bottom frequently stopping and perching on its pelvic fins. It is carnivorous, feeding on small bottom dwelling invertebrates.

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