Ecsenius fourmanoiri

Blackstriped Combtooth Blenny
Ecsenius fourmanoiri
Ecsenius fourmanoiri, Cato Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Ecsenius fourmanoiri
Ecsenius fourmanoiri, Lord Howe Island, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Ecsenius fourmanoiri, Middleton Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Ecsenius fourmanoiri
Ecsenius fourmanoiri
Ecsenius fourmanoiri


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Pale yellow-pink base colour with a grid of dark brown stripes and bands offsetting pale blotches. A dark brown opercular line forms a ‘chinstrap’, which is much fainter or absent in similar species E. australianus. A dark stripe extends posteriourly from the post-orbital margin and continues into a dark dorsal stripe. Body stripes are generally much darker than will occur in E. australianus


Max Size: 5 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.8-29°C

Depth: 1-20 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 6.77

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (12.4% 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: Several (9 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.