Aspidontus taeniatus Quoy & Gaimard 1834
false cleanerfish
Aspidontus taeniatus, false cleanerfish

family Blenniidae - Blennies

The False Cleanerfish, Aspidontus Taenatus, is similar in appearance to the Cleaner Wrasse, Labroides Dimidiatus, and feeds by biting unsuspecting prey. It also eats fish eggs and the gills of tubeworms. The False Cleanerfish has a pointed snout which overhangs the mouth.

Distribution =   widespread tropical Indo-Pacific
Max size =   12cms