Redlip blenny

Redlip blennies can be found in coral crests and shallow fringing reefs.

Redlip Blenny & People: Not commercially fished, although when found in by-catch is often used as a bait fish. More

As you can see, the redlip blenny is distinguished by its blunt head and is appropriately named with its large red lips. These little guys are very common, and are frequently found peering out at you from their favorite hiding places such as the azure vase sponge seen here. More

The Redlip Blenny (Ophioblennius atlanticus) is also known as Lipstick blenny and Devilfish. It belongs to the family Blenniidae, the combtooth blennies. More

This Redlip Blenny is about 5 inches long and is one of the larger inhabitants of the tide-pool. The frilly lip is an interesting characteristic of the specie. More

The redlip blenny is dark brown anteriorly and lighter posteriorly. The lips are reddish and there are often red highlights on the fins. This species spends most of its time sitting on the substrate. It does best if the aquarium has healthy microalgae growth. More

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Blenniidae
Genus : Ophioblennius
Species : Ophioblennius atlanticus
Authority : Valenciennes, 1836