Istiblennius steindachneri  (Pfeffer, 1893)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Istiblennius: Greek, istios = sail + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9962)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-25; Anal soft rays: 23 - 25. Males with spotted occipital crest; crest absent in females; caudal peduncle in males with dark stripes restricted to posterior 45% of body; peduncle in females with dark spots that may also be present anterior to peduncle; dark pinstripes in females restricted to posterior 45% of body excluding spotted area; total dorsal fin elements in males 36-38, in females 35 to 38; total vertebrae 41 to 43, 45 (both sexes; 45 in only one male).

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

Western Indian Ocean: Kenya south to Mozambique, Juan de Nova (island off Madagascar), northern Madagascar, Mauritius, and La Digue , Seychelles.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205).

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

Springer, V.G. and J.T. Williams, 1994. The Indo-West Pacific blenniid fish genus Istiblennius reappraised: a revision of Istiblennius, Blenniella, and Paralticus, new genus. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 565:193 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00366 - 0.01807), b=3.02 (2.83 - 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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.