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Cirripectes imitator

Williams, 1985

Imitator Blenny

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Shirahama Japan and Ogasawara Islands to Batan Islands, and the Philippines.

Size: 3 inches (9 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow rocky and coral reefs and usually found at depths between 3 – 30 feet (1 – 10 m) where it feeds on filamentous algae, various protozoan, and detritus.

General Husbandry: Not collected for the trade.

Aquarium Suitability: No information


    Order: Perciformes

    Suborder: Blennioidei

    Family: Blenniidae

    Genus: Cirripectes

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

 Cirripectes imitator (Imitator Blenny)
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