Ecsenius nalolo (Smith, 1959)
Ecsenius nalolo (Smith, 1959)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Ecsenius nalolo

English Name: Nalolo Blenny

Creole Name:

French Name: Blennie nalolo

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 11-13; Dorsal rays : 11-15; Anal spines: 2; Anal rays: 14 - 17. 

Blennie with small simple cirrus on nostrils and none on eyes or nape. 

Colour: Beige to grey in colour with a series of rows of white spots along the back and sides. Dusky stripes anteriorly including short stripe on pectoral 
fin base.  In Seychelles, the species has a distinctive pink patch on top of the head.


Maturity: Unknown. Max length: 6.5 cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

Inhabits coastal seaward reefs and outer reef walls (depth 1-20 m). Forms pairs during courtship and spawning. Planktivorous. Oviparous, eggs are demersal, attaching to the 
substrate via a pedestal.

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is not subject to the artisanal fishery. 


Photographed at Beau Vallon, Mahé, Seychelles. 


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Mason-Parker, C. et al. (2021). Ecsenius nalolo in Reef Fishes of Seychelles. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd, UK.
Smith, M. & Heemstra, P. (Eds.) (1999). Smiths’ Sea Fishes Edition 6. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 10.1007/978-3-642-82858-4
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Mason-Parker, C. & Nevill, J.E.G. (2022). Ecsenius nalolo, Nalolo blenny. Seychelles Seatizens.

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