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Meiacanthus luteus  Smith-Vaniz, 1987

Yellow fangbelly
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Australia country information

Common names: Gold-stripe harptail blenny, Yellow fangbelly
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from Queensland and Western Australia. Museum: Darwin Harbor, NTM S.11358-001 (holotype, 5.1 cm, male). Northwest Shelf, NTM S.11083-001. Queensland, QMB I.10856. Lizard Is., vicinity, AMS I.20751-019. North Palm Is., QMB I.11059. Townsville, vicinity, AMS I.26855-001 (Ref. 7401).
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: Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990
National Database:

Classification / Names

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

Max length : 10.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 35 m (Ref. 7401)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 19°S - 20°S

Distribution

Western Pacific: northern Australia, from Western Australia to Queensland.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-28; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 16 - 18. Males with prolonged pelvic fins and caudal-fin lobes; extending from front of snout through eye and caudal-fin base is a midlateral dark brown to black stripe; another dark brown stripe commencing above eye and passing dorsally on body at base of dorsal fin; head and body between 2 stripes bright yellow, below white (Ref. 27362).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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). Poisonous canines provide considerable protection from predators.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous



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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   ±0.4 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 (22 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown