Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Salarias: Latin, salar, salaris = trout (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 10 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18 - 19. Color in life unknown. Preserved specimens with numerous white spots on cheek, snout, lips and chin; with around 7 H-shaped double bars (decreasing posteriorly) on sides of body and speckled with small white spots. Dorsal fin with shallow notch. Pectoral rays usually 14; segmented caudal rays 13, middle 9 branched; supraorbital tentacle composed of a simple unbranched slender filament; cirrus on each side of nape small and simple; nasal cirrus unbranched lanceolate filament; upper and lower lip margins smooth; with well-developed occipital crest (ca. equal to eye diameter in males and shorter by half in females); last anal ray and caudal peduncle connected by membrane; body depth at anal-fin origin approximately 4.9-5.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Pacific.
Adults inhabit sheltered reefs (Ref. 90102). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
Springer, V.G., 2001. Blennidae. Blennies (combtooth and sabertooth blennies). p. 3538-3546. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 12848)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00322 - 0.01632), b=3.00 (2.80 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (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 (10 of 100) .