Wrasse blenny

The Wrasse blenny lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range - 20 m environment.

Wrasse Blenny (Hemiemblemaria simula) in a coral head on Molasses Reef in Key Largo, Florida. More

* The Wrasse Blenny mimics the Bluehead Wrasse which is a cleaner fish. Maybe this way it doesn't get eaten as quickly. More

A wrasse blenny sitting on coral in about 7 metres of water. I had to get tough with it to make it sit still while I adjusted the camera. It is about 1.5 cm (0.5 inches) long. Bari Reef, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. More

The wrasse blenny has a spot behind the third dorsal ray that does note extend to the base of caudal fin. More

Blenny, Wrasse Blenny, Arrow Blenny, Bluethroat Pikeblenny, Resh PikeBlenny, Yellowface Pikeblenny, Redlip Blenny and Triplefins and Jawfish as well. More

Common names

Sapito doncella in Spanish (español)
wrasse blenny in English
半隆胎鳚 in Chinese (中文)
半隆胎鳚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Chaenopsidae
Genus : Hemiemblemaria
Species : Hemiemblemaria simulus
Authority : Longley and Hildebrand, 1940