Quoy & Gaimard, 1834
The False cleanerfish (Aspidontus taeniatus) is a species of combtooth blenny that mimics the "dance" of Labroides dimidiatus, a similarly colored species of cleaner wrasse. It tricks fish into offering their underparts to be cleaned. Instead of eating parasites from the scales of the fish in a mutualistic cleaning symbiosis, the sabre-toothed blenny bites the victim and rushes away. Fish that have in the past been victimised in that way might attack other blennies innocently trying to groom them.
- "Aspidontus taeniatus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Aspidontus taeniatus" in FishBase. February 2013 version.