More than a Mere Mower
This remarkable species has a banded appearance, or cryptic coloration, which helps them blend into the reef bottoms they comb for algae. They have an oversized head, bluish dots encircling their pronounced black eyes, and a large mouth with blue or black dots across their face. The Lawnmower Blenny’s eyes can move independently of one another, allowing the fish to observe the broadest possible area. This, along with their spiny fins, gives them an almost reptilian appearance, resembling an iguana. They also have elongated dorsal fins that run the length of their bodies and broad pectoral fins, earning them the nickname Sailfin Blenny.