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Hypsoblennius invemar  Smith-Vaniz & Acero P., 1980

Tessellated blenny
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Hypsoblennius: Greek, hypsi = high + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335);  invemar: Invemar (acronym) = in honor of the Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Punta Betin at Santa Marta, Colombia (Ref. 94455).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 5 m.   Tropical; 30°N - 9°N

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Western Atlantic: Louisiana, USA and the Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 13628) to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ref. 57756).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 14. Head and usually pectoral fin base have orange spots on dark background. Black spot on side of head behind eye (Ref. 26938). Gill opening extending ventrally to below level of ventralmost pectoral-fin ray; segmented dorsal-fin rays 11 or 12; segmented pelvic-fin rays 4; last dorsal-fin spine 3.7 to 7.5% SL (Ref. 10696).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults live in attached, empty barnacle shells in clear waters, usually on pilings, buoys and rock ledges at or near surface. Recorded from oil platforms. 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24 - 28.2, mean 27.1 (based on 416 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00330 - 0.01663), b=3.00 (2.80 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.2 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 (12 of 100) .