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Meiacanthus grammistes  (Valenciennes, 1836)

Striped poison-fang blenny
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Australia country information

Common names: Black-banded blenny, Linespot fangblenny, Line-spot harp-tail
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from eastern and western Australia (Ref. 90102). Recorded from Shark Bay (Ref. 115274).
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Myers, R.F., 1991
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Blenniinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 90102)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 30°N - 24°S

Distribution

Western Pacific: Indochina to Papua New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northwestern Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. Replaced by Meiacanthus kamoharai in southern Japan.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-28; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 14 - 16. Identified by the lined pattern on the body that ends in spots on the tail-fin base (Ref. 48636).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A solitary species found in sheltered lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710, 48636). Several adults together occasionally in close vicinity to each other (Ref. 48636). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114). Several geographical variations and is mimicked by another blenny Petroscirtes breviceps (Ref. 48636). Both fang and venom gland are present (Ref. 57406).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 1602)



Human uses

Aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (23 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown