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  Bicolor Blenny (Ecsenius bicolor)





Bicolor Blenny | Ecsenius bicolor photo
Bicolor blenny

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BICOLOR BLENNY FACTS

Description
The Bicolor Blenny occurs in three colour forms. One form is black at the front and yellow or orange at the back (the bicolor phase). The second form is dark brown all over. The third form is black above with broad white band along the side. All three forms have a curved pink marking behind the eye.

Size
length to 11cm

Habitat
crevices on coral reefs, clear lagoons, seaward reefs with mixed corals and algae-covered rocks. Depth range 1m - 25 m

Food
algae, plants

Breeding
Oviparous. Eggs are stuck to the ocean floor.

Range
The Bicolor Blenny is found from the central Indian Ocean to the western Pacific. In Australia it is found from the central Western Australian coast around the top of the country to northern New South Wales.



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Blenniidae
Genus:Ecsenius
Species:bicolor
Common Name:Bicolor Blenny