Red Sea mimic blenny

Ecsenius gravieri is a Blenny from the Western Indian Ocean.

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Author: Alain Feulvarch from Le Havre, FRANCE

The Red Sea mimic blenny lives in the reef-associated, marine environment.

The Red Sea Mimic Blenny mimics the Blackline Fang Blenny for protection from predators. The Blackline Fang Blenny is venemous and because the Red Sea Mimic Blenny looks the same, it is more often left alone by predators. More

The Red Sea Mimic Blenny has a venomous bite which it uses to deter potential predators from eating it. This fish actually bites the inside of the predators' mouth after it is swallowed causing the fish that ate it it spit it out. More

red sea mimic blenny (ecsenius gravieri) in hole, dive ... More

Common names

Ecsenius gravieri in Catalan (Català)
Red Sea mimic blenny in English
格氏异齿鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
格氏異齒鳚 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Blenniidae
Genus : Ecsenius
Species : Ecsenius gravieri
Authority : Pellegrin, 1906