Redlip blenny

The Redlip blenny lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 8 m environment.

Back to Redlip Blenny Main Page Redlip Blenny Redlip Blenny - Ophioblennius atlanticus Location: Grand Cayman All pictures © 2004-08 Florent Charpin More

The Redlip Blenny is a small reef fish that enjoys lots of rock work to maneuver through in search of algae and other sources of food. These fish are completely reef-safe and can be kept in groups. 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

General information – The redlip blenny or by its other common name lipstick blenny belong to the Blenniidae family. Blennies are characterized by a combination of an elongate body, lack of scales, and a continuous, long-based dorsal fin. More

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

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

The Redlip Blenny has an elongated body that is gray to brown in color. Their mouths extend out somewhat and have the appearence of red lips. These fish have tons of personality and love to find a favorite spot in the aquarium to call home. More

Common names

Alcaboz in Portuguese (Português)
Alcabroz in Portuguese (Português)
Barroca in Creole, Portuguese
Barroca in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Barroca in Portuguese (Português)
Blénido lucio in Spanish (español)
Blenio bembirrojo in Spanish (español)
Blennie atlantique in French (français)
borracho labio rojo in Spanish (español)
Caboz in Portuguese (Português)
devilfish in English
Mané-caradjo in Creole, Portuguese
Mané-caradjo in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Mané-caradjo in Portuguese (Português)
Mané-marutche in Creole, Portuguese
Mané-marutche in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Mané-marutche in Portuguese (Português)
Manel-caralho in Creole, Portuguese
Manel-caralho in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Manel-caralho in Portuguese (Português)
Manelinho in Creole, Portuguese
Manelinho in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Manelinho in Portuguese (Português)
Matouad mbakhir in Wolof (Wollof)
Ndondo in Wolof (Wollof)
Punaru in Portuguese (Português)
redlip blenny in English
Rói anzóis in Portuguese (Português)
Rødlæbet slimfisk in Danish (dansk)
Sapito in Spanish (español)
Velha in Portuguese (Português)
紅唇真蛇鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
红唇真蛇鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
麥氏真蛇鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
麦氏真蛇鳚 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Blenniidae
Genus : Ophioblennius
Species : Ophioblennius macclurei
Authority : Silvester, 1915