Ecsenius frontalis

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Ecsenius frontalis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Blenniidae
Genus: Ecsenius
Species: E. frontalis
Binomial name
Ecsenius frontalis
(Valenciennes, 1836)
Synonyms
  • Salarias frontalis (Valenciennes, 1836)[1]
  • Salarias nigrovittatus (Rüppell, 1838)[1]
  • Ecsenius albicaudattus (Lotan, 1969)[1]

Ecsenius frontalis, known commonly as the smooth-fin blenny in Micronesia,[2] is a species of combtooth blenny in the genus Ecsenius.[3] It is found in coral reefs in the western Indian ocean, in several gulfs in the Red Sea.[3] It can reach a maximum length of 8 centimetres.[3] Blennies in this species primarily feed off of plants, including benthic algae and weeds,[4] and are commercial aquarium fish.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Synonyms for Ecsenius frontalis at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Common names for Ecsenius frontalis at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b c d Ecsenius frontalis at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Food items for Ecsenius frontalis at www.fishbase.org.