Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Cirripectes: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, pektos, -e, -on = made of several parts solidly united (Ref. 45335); fuscoguttatus: Specific epithet 'fuscus' meaning dusky or dark and 'guttatus' meaning spotted, referring to the dark brown spots on head and body.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 8 m (Ref. 529). Tropical; 27°N - 25°S
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 6 - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
soft rays: 14 - 16;
Vertebrae: 30. Head with dark brown spots on pale background; orangish red iris; yellow pelvic fins; pectoral fins spotted on proximal half. Adults with dorsal-fin membrane attached to caudal fin. Complex cephalic pore system. No scales. Cirri, nuchal 47-66, supraorbital 18-42, nasal 7-32; nuchal cirri in 4 groups with 2 or more sometimes connected basally by a frenum, dorsalmost groups usually meet or overlap at midpoint on nape, ventralmost group on each side borne on broadly expanded flap. Dorsal fin deeply incised above last spine. Lateral line tubes 0-5. Closely resembles females of Exallias brevis but has larger, more widely spaced spots and lacks distinct papillae on its upper lip (Ref. 1602).
Pacific Ocean: southern Taiwan to Tuamoto Islands, south to Tonga; throughout Micronesia.
Typically found in the surge zone of coral reefs. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205).
Williams, J.T., 1988. Revision and phylogenetic relationships of the blenniid fish genus Cirripectes. Indo-Pac. Fish. (17):78 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00000 (0.00000 - 0.00000), b=0.00 (0.00 - 0.00), based on (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) .