Emblemariopsis diaphanais commonly referred to as Florida Smoothhead Glass Blenny. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The glass blenny inhabits a wide range of substrates, photos show them mostly on live coral surfaces of all morphologies, but also frequently on sponges, gorgonians and dead hard bottoms.
SeaLifeBase reports that Emblemariopsis diaphana likes to visit spherical coral heads of Montastrea sp. and sea fans.
TP males occupy holes in live corals, dead corals and sponges.
Emblemariopsis diaphana is the only glass blenny in southern Florida, occurring primarily in Dade County, the Keys and the Tortugas, with a separate population in the Gulf of Mexico off Mexico.
The Gulf population was first documented at Veracruz in 2011 with photos by Kirk Kilfoyle and first recorded on Campeche Bank reefs by photo in 2010 at Alacranes Reef.
This species of glass blenny is also visually very variable in colour due to different colouring and patterning.