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Plagiotremus tapeinosoma  (Bleeker, 1857)

Piano fangblenny
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Australia country information

Common names: Hit and run blenny, Mimic blenny, Piano blenny
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Ranges south to New South Wales and Lord Howe Island (Ref. 33390). Known from easterna and Western Australia (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: 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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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 45 m (Ref. 86942)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 30°N - 50°S

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (to False Bay, South Africa, Ref. 4404) to the Line, Marquesan, and Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Zealand and Rapa. Replaced Plagiotremus goslinei in the Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 37816).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 34-39; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 28 - 33. About 20 oblong segments form the dark midlateral body stripe (Ref. 4404).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit clear lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710), usually the lower surge zone to deeper areas. They hide in deserted worm tubes when alarmed (Ref. 1602). They feed by attacking other fishes and removing dermal tissue, mucus and sometimes scales; occasionally makes harmless 'attacks' on divers (Ref. 2334, 48636). Some individuals usually strike from behind and quickly dive in the reef for cover to avoid punishment (Ref. 48636). Their wriggling swimming mode possibly mimics other non-scale eating species. 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 1 m reported from Ref. 90102.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

Other (Ref. 1602)



Human uses

Aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5005 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.8   ±0.7 se; Based on diet studies.

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

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown