Ophioblennius trinitatis Miranda Ribeiro, 1919
Ophioblennius trinitatis
photo by Bertoncini, A.A.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  5.63 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 53 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: endemic to the region.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  On several occasions, this species was observed being aggressive towards other Blenniidae species and fighting with them for shelter (Ref. 80496). 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 March 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 09.01.07
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 27.02.14

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