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Alticus simplicirrus  Smith-Vaniz & Springer, 1971

Marquesan rockstripper
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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: Alticus: Latin, altus = nutritious (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-24; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 26. Freely movable teeth around 300 in upper jaw and 250 in lower jaw; crenulate lip margins; absence of fleshy disc behind lower lip; short and unbranched supraorbital cirrus; absence of nuchal cirri; males with fleshy occipital crest; body depth at origin of anal fin ca 7-8 SL; deep notch between spinous and soft ray portions of dorsal fin, the last ray joined by membrane to caudal peduncle; last anal ray and peduncle not bound by membrane; male coloration gray-brown, ventrally blending to white, with white vertical rows of white striations reaching dorsal fin parallel with spines and rays; a series of small, dark brown spots running along the back and continuing into dorsal-fin base; head finely dotted with white, turning white on branchiostegal membranes; a curving black line behind eye; cheek with 2 small black spots; caudal and soft dorsal ray tips white. Dorsal rays XIII, 23-24; 13 unbranched caudal rays (Ref. 54980).

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Western Central Pacific. Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesan Islands (Ref. 41656).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in surge-zone (Ref. 54980). 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).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-2.24000 (nan - nan), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), 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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.