Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-20; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19 - 21. Numerous pale spots, dark streaks anteriorly, and several dusky bands.
Jewelled blenny habitat
This species is reef-associated and inhabits reef flats as well as shallow lagoon and seaward reefs to 8 m depth. It is also found in estuarine areas with algae-rich rubble patches on reef flats and slopes.
It inhabits intertidal zones to a few meters depth (Kuiter and Tonozuka 2001), usually in areas of mixed coral, sand, and rubble (Lieske and Myers 1994). It feeds by scraping algae (Myers 1991).