(Blennies) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Blenniella: Diminutive of blennius, Greek,blenios = mucus (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica - 6 m (Ref. 1602), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 32°N - 30°S, 37°E - 129°W
Indo-Pacific: east coast of Africa to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to about 24°S.
Size / Peso / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9710)
Spine dorsali (totale): 12; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 20-21; Spine anali 2; Raggi anali molli: 21 - 22. Distinctive coloration of the head (Ref. 48636).
Adults inhabit clear coastal reef flats, often in exposed habitats, common in outer intertidal reef flats and surge-swept seaward reef; usually where algal growth is prolific (Ref. 48636). They enter small holes, with just its head protruding. They feed on algae and associated detritus and small invertebrates. 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). Minimum depth of 0 m reported from Ref. 90102.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve
Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
Springer, V.G. and J.T. Williams, 1994. The Indo-West Pacific blenniid fish genus Istiblennius reappraised: a revision of Istiblennius, Blenniella, and Paralticus, new genus. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 565:1-193. (Ref. 9962)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Pesca: di nessun interesse; Acquario: Commerciale
BibliografiaAcquacolturaProfilo di acquacolturaVarietàGeneticaFrequenze allelicheEreditarietàMalattieElaborazioneNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.5 °C (based on 2491 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00335 - 0.01640), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.19 se; based on food items.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179
): Alto, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione meno di 15 mesi (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 99.2 [54.0, 184.3] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.762 [0.487, 1.268] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.3 [17.3, 19.3] % ; Omega3 = 0.102 [0.058, 0.173] g/100g ; Selenium = 30 [15, 59] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 79.1 [26.0, 241.8] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.98 [1.31, 3.03] mg/100g (wet weight);