Ecsenius yaeyamaensis

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Ecsenius yaeyamaensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Blenniidae
Genus: Ecsenius
Species: E. yaeyamaensis
Binomial name
Ecsenius yaeyamaensis
(Aoyagi, 1954)

Ecsenius yaeyamaensis, known commonly as the Yaeyama blenny in Guam and Micronesia, and also known as the Yaeyama clown blenny in Micronesia, or the Pale-spotted combtooth-blenny in Indonesia,[1] is a species of combtooth blenny in the genus Ecsenius.[2] It is found in coral reefs in the western Pacific and Indian oceans.[2] It can reach a maximum length of 6 centimetres.[2] Blennies in this species feed primarily off of plants, including benthic algae and weeds,[3] and are commercial aquarium fish.[2]

References[edit]

  • Aoyagi, H. 1954 [ref. 130] Description of one new genus and three new species of Blenniidae from the Riu-Kiu Islands. Dobutsugaku Zasshi = Zoological Magazine Tokyo v. 63 (no. 5): 213-217.
  1. ^ Common names for Ecsenius yaeyamensis at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b c d Ecsenius yaeyamaensis at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Food items for Ecsenius yaeyamensis at www.fishbase.org.