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Rhabdoblennius nitidus  (Günther, 1861)

Barred-chin 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: Rhabdoblennius: Greek, rhabdos = stick + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 76835).   Temperate

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76835); 5.6 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-22; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19 - 23. Teeth on jaws immovable, fewer than 40 in each jaw. Terminal anal fin ray connected by membrane to caudal peduncle. Nasal and supraorbital cirri simple, nuchal cirri absent. Both sexes with occipital crest.

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Pacific Ocean: southern Japan to Taiwan, Philippines and Malaysia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are usually found on the outer reef front of surge channels and pools, exposed to heavy surf. 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).

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

Bath, H., 2004. Revision of the genus Rhabdoblennius Whitley (Pisces: Blenniidae: Salariinae), with descriptions of two new species. Stuttg. Beitr. Naturkd. (A Biol.) 669:1-28.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-1.96000 (nan - nan), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 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 (22 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.