Plagiotremus townsendi

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Plagiotremus townsendi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Blenniidae
Genus: Plagiotremus
Species: P. townsendi
Binomial name
Plagiotremus townsendi
(Regan, 1905)

Plagiotremus phenax, Townsend's fangblenny, is a species of combtooth blenny found in coral reefs in the western Indian ocean. This species reaches a length of 6 centimetres (2.4 in) TL.[1]


This fish feeds on mucus secreted by other fish, according to,[2] citing Springer and Smith-Vaniz (1972).


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Plagiotremus townsendi" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ Gerking, Shelby D. (Apr 25, 2014). Feeding Ecology of Fish. Elsevier. p. 286. ISBN 9781483288529.