Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Nannosalarias: Latin, nannus = small + Greek krossoi = tassel + Latin, salar, salaris = trout (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 12 m (Ref. 30874). Tropical; 30°N - 24°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
soft rays: 16 - 18. Identified by a simple tentacle above eye, small white spots on face and large black spot on throat (Ref. 48636). Males have a distinct black blotch ventrally on each side of the head.
Indo-West Pacific: Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean east to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Rowley Shoals and the southern Great Barrier Reef and Tonga; Pohnpei in Micronesia.
Found solitary or in small groups in seaward reef crests and outer reef slopes in exposed shallow reef fronts subject to mild to moderate surge (Ref. 48636, 90102). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205). Minimum depth of 2 m reported from Ref. 90102.
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 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
= 1.0000 [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 vulnerability (11 of 100) .