Rhabdoblennius papuensis  Bath, 2004

Papuan blenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Rhabdoblennius: Greek, rhabdos = stick + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335);  papuensis: Named for its type locality, Ninigo Islands, part of the territory of Papua New Guinea..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 76835).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76835); 3.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-19; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19 - 22. This species is distinguished by the following characters: 18-19 segmented dorsal fin rays; (19-)20-21(-22) segmented anal fin rays; 3 segmented pelvic fin rays; simple, fusiform supraorbital tentacle, shorter than eye diameter; head with dark pigmentation, with a deep dark area between the central cheeks, the upper orbital rim and the corner of the mouth; dark snout and central three-fifths of the upper lip, other parts light; lower sides of head with dark pigmentation, darkest in the central part of the anterior half; central part of posterior half of lower sides of head with a transversely oval, black blotch, its size about half eye diameter; pelvic fin base black directly behind the opercular membrane; a row of 7 dark, longitudinal, oval blotches with an even darker centre at the sides of body (Ref. 76835).

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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit reef flats in the intertidal zone and also found in rocky shorelines exposed to strong tide surges (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).

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

Bath, H., 2004. Revision of the genus Rhabdoblennius Whitley (Pisces: Blenniidae: Salariinae), with descriptions of two new species. Stuttg. Beitr. Naturkd. (A Biol.) 669:1-28. (Ref. 76835)

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 models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00514 - 0.02340), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.3   ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .