Carpet Eel Blenny, Carpet Conger Blenny, Eared Eel-blenny, Launce, Lurking Machete, Mud Blenny, Ocellated Eel Blenny
Congrogadus subducens, Janquil Island, Western Australia, Photo: Amelia Fowles
Eel-like body with irregular pale and brown bands. Head with blotches and speckles, pale tailfin, and often a large light-edged dark spot on operculum in front of pectoral fin. Colour variable. Found among rocks, coral rubble or crevices in the reef. Length to 43cm.
Max Size: 45 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.3-28.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.