Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Fishes of Hawai'i

 Family Blennidae - blennies

Exallias brevis - Shortbodied blenny - Pao'o Kauila wav.gif (916 bytes)
Description: blunt head; dark spots on face; often reddish posteriorly; spots can be in clumps, long dorsal fin; female: spots on body dark brown; male: spots on body red to orange-red, anal spines dark indigo blue
Size: to 15 cm
Habitat: sits on top of coral heads from shallow to deep waters
Diet: corallivore: feeds exclusively on living coral



Last update: 1/25/2005