Jewelled Rockskipper Blenny Salarias fasciatus

Jewelled Rockskipper Blenny
Lawnmower Blenny
Jewelled Rockskipper Blenny
The Jewelled Rockskipper Blenny, also called Lawnmower Blenny for its appetite feeding on algae, is native to shallow, algae-covered reefs of the Indo-Pacific, from East Africa to the central Pacific.
Jewelled Rockskipper Blenny
Lawnmower Blenny
Jewelled Rockskipper Blenny
They have a striped camouflage pattern but also can change their brownish colour slightly to blend with their background. They grow to some 14cm in length.
Jewelled Rockskipper Blenny
Lawnmower Blenny
Jewelled Rockskipper Blenny
Despite the name Lawnmower, algae makes up only a small share of their diet, most being detritus.