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Meiacanthus ditrema  Smith-Vaniz, 1976

One-striped poison-fang blenny
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Australia country information

Common names: Schooling fangblenny, Schooling harp-tail
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Museum: Rowley Shoals, WA, WAM P.27666-001, P.28021-047. Escape Reef, AMS I.22586-013, I.22633-023 (Ref. 7401). Also Ref. 90102.
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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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 18 m (Ref. 58018)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 30°N - 22°S

Distribution

Western Pacific: Moluccas and the Philippines east to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Rowley Shoals in Western Australia and the northern Great Barrier Reef and Tonga; Palau (Belau) in Micronesia.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 225; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 15 - 18. Males with long filaments from the tips of the tail (Ref. 48636).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found on reef slopes with large soft-coral communities (Ref. 48636). They form groups usually among gorgonians or black coral (Ref. 90102) in shallow protected reefs. Relatively common and broadly distributed. Feed on zooplankton. 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 from Ref. 58018.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 1602)



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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   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.

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

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (13 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown