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: Cirripectes: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, pektos, -e, -on = made of several parts solidly united (Ref. 45335); viriosus: Specific epithet means robust or strong, referring to the robust body.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 529). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 529)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17;
Vertebrae: 32. Upper lip with small white spot. Anterior part of lateral line with scalelike flaps. Lateral line tubes 0-4. Behind each eye a pupil-sized black spot. No scales. Cirri, supraorbital 11-12, nasal 10-17; nuchal 40-44, in 2 groups. Dorsal fin deeply incised above last spine. Lower lip crenulate medially.
Western Central Pacific: Batan Islands, Philippines.
Known only from three type specimens collected in the surge zone among large boulders at the Baton Is., Philippines. Probably oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive based on family traits (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
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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=0.01107 (-0.15957 - 0.18170), b=2.97 (2.88 - 3.07), based on LWR estimates for this family-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 (27 of 100) .