pictus blenny

Scientific name Ecsenius pictus
Descriptor McKinney et Springer
Year of description 1976
IUCN category LC
Family Blenniidae
Genus ecsenius
Ecsenius pictus Ecsenius pictus

Introduction

Ecsenius pictus, commonly known as pictus blenny, is a little salt water fish from the Indonesian seas.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    4 cm
  • Maximum size
    5 cm
  • Average size
    4 cm
  • Maximum size
    5 cm

How to recognize the pictus blenny ?

The pictus blenny measures between 4 and 5 cm. Given its small size, this species is commonly referred to as a "dwarf" animal. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly jaune, noir, blanc and beige body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The pictus blenny is a fish living as a couple or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency . Measuring only a few centimeters, this small species tends to be discreet and hide in the presence of larger neighbors.

Although the pictus blenny is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species. It also shows signs of aggression towards its conspecifics.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The pictus blenny is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    28 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

The pictus blenny is most often found at a depth between 0m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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