Bluestriped fangblenny

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The Bluestriped fangblenny lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 40 m environment.

The bluestriped fangblenny (Plagiotremus rhinorhyncos) has evolved to look and act just like a bluestreak cleaner wrasse. Why? So it can take advantage of the bluestreak's symbiotic relationship with larger fish. More

Bluestriped Fangblenny in Disguise? Posted by: Cindy on Feb 08, 2005 AD - 02:43 AM Send this story to a friend Send to a Friend Printer friendly page Printer Friendly Page What is the world coming to? An unsuspecting More

the bluestriped fangblenny, (ii) whether the proportion of mimic to non-mimic fangblennies was dependent on the number of juvenile cleaner fish in the field, and (iii) using non-subjective colour analyses, whether the mimic form of bluestriped fangblenny was an accurate mimic of the juvenile cleaner More

Bluestriped Fangblenny (Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos), have the ability to switch from mimic coloration to species specific coloration at will. While some mimics are decidedly poor choices for most marine aquaria (e.g. More

The Bluestriped Fangblenny occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-West and Central Pacific, from the Red Sea, north to Japan, throughout Micronesia, south to Australia and east to the Marquesas Islands. More

Bluestriped fangblenny, Solomon Islands More

wrasse by bluestriped fangblenny is now firmly established (Côté & Cheney 2004; Moland & Jones 2004). More

Image: A Bluestriped Fangblenny at Ribbon Reef #3 - Add comment Add tags A Bluestriped Fangblenny at Ribbon Reef #3 Description A Bluestriped Fangblenny at a depth of 13 m, Steve's Bommie, Ribbon More

commonly known as a Bluestriped Fangblenny, looks out of its burrow in a coral reef in the Banda Sea in Indonesia. These aggressive blennies feed on the skin and scales of other fish and they have been known to bite divers. More

Common names

Blennie à bandes bleues in French (français)
Bluestriped blenny in English
Bluestriped fangblenny in English
Blunt-nosed blenny in English
Cleaner mimic in English
Dr neon in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Iga kuikui in Gela
Mano'o-to'ito'i in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Minamiginpo in Japanese (日本語)
Tube-worm blenny in English
Tweestreep-blennie in Afrikaans
twostripe blenny in English
welibulewa in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
横口鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
橫口鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
粗吻短带鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
粗吻短帶鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
청줄베도라치 in Korean (한국어)

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Blenniidae
Genus : Plagiotremus
Species : Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos
Authority : Bleeker, 1852