Ecsenius pictus

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

Ecsenius pictus, known commonly as the white-lined comb-tooth in Indonesia and the pictus blenny in Micronesia,[1] is a species of combtooth blenny family Blenniidae.[2]

The white-lined comb-tooth is found in coral reefs in the central Indo-Pacific area and especially in Indonesia, Philippines and Solomon Islands.[2]

It can reach a maximum length of 5 cm.[3]

Blennies in this species feed primarily off of plants, including benthic algae and weeds,[4] and are commercial aquarium fish.[2] The specific name "pictus" means "painted" in Latin, and refers to the species' unusual colour pattern.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common names for Ecsenius pictus at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b c Ecsenius pictus at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Burgess, W.E., H.R. Axelrod and R.E. Hunziker III, 1990. Dr. Burgess's Atlas der Meerwasser Aquarium Fische. Bede Verlag, Kollnburg, Germany.
  4. ^ Food items for Ecsenius pictus at www.fishbase.org.
  5. ^ 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.

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