Ecsenius isos

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Ecsenius isos
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Blenniidae
Genus: Ecsenius
Species: E. isos
Binomial name
Ecsenius isos
McKinney & V. G. Springer, 1976

Ecsenius isos is a species of combtooth blenny in the genus Ecsenius.[1] It is found in coral reefs in the western central Pacific ocean, around New Hebrides and New Caledonia.[1] It can reach a maximum length of 3.2 centimetres.[1] Blennies in this species primarily feed off of plants, including benthic algae and weeds.[2] The specific name isos refers to the dark spots beneath the blennies' heads.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ecsenius isos at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Food items for Ecsenius isos at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Four new species of the fish genus Ecsenius with notes on other species of the genus (Blenniidae: Salariini). McKinney, J. F. and V. G. Springer 1976 (28 Sept.) Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 236.