Ecsenius lubbocki Springer, 1988
Lubbock's coralblenny
Ecsenius lubbocki
photo by Field, R.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 12 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: known only from Phuket, Thailand.
Diagnosis:  A generally dark species that is camouflaged when on the corals. It has a series of pale blotches along the body and a pair of black spots on the back of the head (Ref. 48636).
Biology:  Adults solitary or in pairs on algae-encrusted coralline coastal reefs (Ref. 90102) and on shallow reef flats with mixed rubble and corals where usually found on boulder-shaped corals (Ref. 48636). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 March 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.04.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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