Rosy Blenny GALLERYMalacoctenus macropus
The male Rosy Blenny is distinguished from the female by the red spotted pattern on his lower cheeks and jaw. Seen less often then the female, and a bit harder to approach. The female is more unafraid and easier to observe. They have very pointed snouts and like most blennies, sit on the bottom using their ventral fins like a tripod base to support themselves. At first, the females could be mistaken for the Saddled Blenny, but are much less colorful, have less definitive black/grey bars that don't pass the mid-body. (They can also have no bars with only a few speckles) They grow to about two inches long and are in shallow waters, easily seen when snorkeling shallow rocky areas.