Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Parablennius: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9002)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19 - 20. Dorsal fin with slight notch over posterior spines; caudal and pectoral fins rounded. Pale to ash-grey in color; young with moderate-sized dark blotches along sides; adults finely spotted (Ref. 9002).
Eastern Indian Ocean (Australia) to Southwest Pacific (New Zealand).
Found in rock pools and shallow estuaries, commonly under jetties along tops of pylons (Ref. 9002). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205).
Kuiter, R.H., 1993. Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. University of Hawaii Press. Honolulu, Hawaii. 437 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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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=0.01048 (-0.17652 - 0.19747), b=2.98 (2.89 - 3.08), based on LWR estimates for this genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .