Carpet eel-blenny

Congrogadus subducens is a Dottyback from the Indo-West Pacific.

The Carpet eel-blenny lives in the reef-associated, brackish, marine, depth range - 6 m environment.

Carpet eel-blenny; African eel blenny; Spiny eel-blenny; Garden carpet; Flame carpet; Carpet python; Carpet shark; Common carpet; Netted carpet; Sandy carpet; Carpet viper; Carpet beetle; Carpet snake; Beautiful carpet; Blenny; Black carpet beetle; Twin-spot carpet; Silver-ground carpet; Arabian carpet shark; Persian More

This Carpet eel-blenny was spotted by diver Lam Pei Min on Sunday’s dive at Pulau Hantu. More

The Wolf Eel, or Carpet eel-blenny, is a very unique fish. It is technically not an eel or a blenny, but has its own scientific subfamily in Pseudochromidae. They are usually green, but the shade varies and brown specimens sometimes arrive too. More

The Carpet eel-blenny is common on the coral rubble area. Occasionally, it may be seen in the seagrass lagoon. Although it can be quite large, it is often overlooked. More

What does it eat? The Carpet eel-blenny preys on small fish, crabs and shrimps. It usually hunts alone. Eel-blenny babies: Carpet eel-blennies lay their eggs in small clumps. Human uses: Although large, the Carpet eel-blenny is not eaten by people. More

Common names

Ambeetunbeet in English
Batad in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Batad in Tagalog
Batad in Visayan
Cá Đai chình in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Ðai chình in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Carpet conger blenny in English
Carpet eel blenny in English
Carpet eel-blenny in English
Daggerfish in English
Eared eel-blenny in English
Iga lade in Gela
Launce in English
Lurking machete in English
Mud blenny in English
Ocellated eel blenny in English
Øre-koralsmutte in Danish (dansk)
Schlammschleimfisch in German (Deutsch)
Sen-ningaji in Japanese (日本語)
鰻鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
鳗鲷 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Pseudochromidae
Genus : Congrogadus
Species : Congrogadus subducens
Authority : Richardson, 1843