Puffcheek Blenny

Labrisomus bucciferus

Seldom seen because they hide under rock/coral rubble in shallow areas and small patch reef and rely on their perfect camouflage to avoid being seen. This specimen was found in 2 feet of water. A medium sized blenny growing up to about 3 inches. The wide dark band below their eye helps distinguish them from other similarly marked blennies and the Mimic Blenny. Note the large "sail" fin at the fore dorsal area.  No distinct markings in the iris of the eye.

Puffcheek Blenny - Labrisomus bucciferus
Puffcheek Blenny - Labrisomus bucciferus
Puffcheek Blenny - Labrisomus bucciferus
Puffcheek Blenny - Labrisomus bucciferus
Puffcheek Blenny - Labrisomus bucciferus

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