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Ecsenius pictus

Ecsenius pictus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Blennioidei
Familia: Blenniidae
Genus: Ecsenius
Species: Ecsenius pictus

Ecsenius pictus, known commonly as the White-lined comb-tooth or the White-lined combtooth-blenny in Indonesia, and the Pictus blenny in Micronesia,[1] is a species of combtooth blenny in the genus Ecsenius.[2] It is found in coral reefs in the western central Pacific ocean.[2] It was named by Victor Gruschka Springer and James F. McKinney in 1976, and can reach a maximum length of 5 centimetres.[2] Blennies in this species feed primarily off of plants, including benthic algae and weeds,[3] and are commercial aquarium fish.[2] The specific name "pictus" means "painted" in Latin, and refers to the species' unusual colour pattern.[4]

^ Common names for Ecsenius pictus at www.fishbase.org.
^ a b c d Ecsenius pictus at www.fishbase.org.
^ Food items for Ecsenius pictus at www.fishbase.org.
^ Four new species of the fish genus Ecsenius with notes on other species of the genus (Blenniidae: Salariini). McKinney, J. F. and V. G. Springer 1976 (28 Sept.) Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 236.

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