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Family Blenniidae

HAWAII 

Exallias brevis

Male, Kahe Point, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Guarding eggs, Pearl & Hermes Reef, 40 feet

 

 

Female, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

Female, Kahe Point, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Male, YO-257 Wreck, Oahu, 75 feet

Male & eggs, YO-257 Wreck, Oahu, 75 feet

SHORTBODIED BLENNY

Fairly common among live coral at scuba depths.  Feeds upon live coral tissue.  Males, which have red bodies, guard a patch of yellow eggs deposited on recently grazed section of coral.  Attains 6 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.