Scartichthys gigas  (Steindachner, 1876)

Giant blenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Scartichthys: Greek, skaritis, -idos = a jewel stone with the colour of the fish scarus (Ref. 45335);  gigas: Latin, gigas = giant; refers to the relatively large size of adults (Ref. 10696).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 10 m.   Tropical; 9°N -

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 13 cm
Max length : 22.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9280)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 18 - 20. With fewer than 70 dentary incisors and a reticulated color pattern.

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Eastern Pacific: Panama (Ref. 9280) to northern Chile (Ref. 10696).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit rocky coasts (Ref. 9280). They feed on plants, small mollusks and crustaceans (Ref. 9280). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are deposited in mollusk shells or on rocks (Ref. 9280). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114). Used to prepare a soup called 'borracho' which evokes slight intoxication and tiredness; these effects, however, are of short duration (Ref. 9280).

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Hastings, P.A., 1995. Blenniidae. Borrachos. p. 927-930. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9280)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Other (Ref. 9280)




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00235 - 0.01406), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.39 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tm=1 and Fec=100-1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.