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Pholidichthys leucotaenia  Bleeker, 1856

Convict blenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pholidichthyidae (Convict blenny)
Etymology: Pholidichthys: Greek, pholis, -idos = scale (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Bleeker.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 90102), usually 10 - 20 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115); 21°N - 27°S, 109°E - 168°E

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Western Central Pacific: Philippines south to the Solomon Islands. Absent from Australia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 72-79; Anal soft rays: 54 - 62

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow lagoon and coastal reefs (Ref. 9710, 48635). Forms schools that are often found under ledges or around coral heads (Ref. 9710). Swim in tight formation to look like a single large body (Ref. 48635). Juveniles resemble the venomous striped catfish Plotosus lineatus. Adults live secretively in reefs and have a barred or spotted color pattern (Ref. 48635).

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Nelson, J.S., 1984. Fishes of the world. 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. 523 p. (Ref. 245)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.9 - 29, mean 28 (based on 162 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .