The Yellow Sabretooth Blenny has an elongate body and a blunt downward-pointing snout. The species is endemic to Australia.
The Yellow Sabretooth Blenny has an elongate body and a blunt downward-pointing snout. It has a single long-based dorsal fin. The mouth can be opened very wide to expose a pair of large curved canines at the front of the lower jaw. The species is yellow above and white below. There are three dark stripes on the head and body.
The Yellow Sabretooth Blenny is endemic to Australia. It occurs in coral reefs and sheltered coastal bays and estuaries from northern Queensland to southern New South Wales.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
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