Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Praealticus: Latin, prae = in front of + Latin, altus, alticus = nutritious.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19 - 20. Color in life unknown. Preserved specimen with alternating light and dark bands below eye, dark blotch behind eye and on upper operculum, and around 7-8 bifurcate dark bars on body. Dorsal fin deeply notched; pectoral rays typically 15; segmented caudal rays typically 13-14, middle 6-7 unbranched; pinnately branched supraorbital tentacle; nape cirri absent; posterior rim of anterior nostril with small cirrus (typically unbranched); upper lip margin laterally crenulate; lower lip margin smooth; male with occipital crest; last dorsal ray and caudal peduncle connected by membrane; elongate body, depth at anal-fin origin ca. 6.6-8.1 in SL. Maximum length 6 cm TL (Ref. 90102).
Western Central Pacific: Indonesia.
Adults occur in rocky shores (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).
Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.), 2003. Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of March 2003. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in March 2003. (Ref. 46206)
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=0.00741 (0.00326 - 0.01685), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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 (12 of 100) .