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Acanthemblemaria spinosa, the Spinyhead blenny, is a species of blenny native to the Pacific ocean. It has a mottled black, white and red coloration over the entire body, which is rather elongated. As with most blennies, the head of this animal has small hair-like appendages over the eyes, which are large and red. It grows to a length of2.8 centimetres (1.1 in) TL.
A. spinosa is most often found on Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) and inhabits the empty tubes of vermetid mollusks and serpulid worms. They are opportunistic feeders, preferring to quickly dart out and retrieve food bits from the water column, as opposed to engaging in active foraging and hunting behavior. They eat small crustaceans and other plankton.
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