Alloblennius frondiculus  Smith-Vaniz & Allen, 2012

Leaf blenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Alloblennius: Greek, allos = other + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335);  frondiculus: Name from the Latin frondiculus (a small leaf) in reference to the shape of the orbital cirrus; noun in appositional.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 89414).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89414)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 20; Vertebrae: 37. This species is distinguished by the following characters: pinnately branched, supraorbital cirrus about equal eye diameter in height; small nape cirrus; lower jaws with relatively large, heavily pigmented labial flap on either side of chin; innermost (third), segmented pelvic-fin ray obvious externally (Ref. 89414).

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Indian Ocean: Andaman Islands. South Cinque I., SW coast (Ref. 89414).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known from its type locality which is situated next to shore along a wave-exposed coast in 0-3 m depth; the bottom with large algal-covered boulders in an area of very strong surge (Ref. 89414). 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).

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

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. and G.R. Allen, 2012. Alloblennius frondiculus, a new species of blenny from the Andaman Islands (Teleostei: Blenniidae: Salariini). Zootaxa 3199:60-65. (Ref. 89414)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

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=0.01023 (0.00452 - 0.02316), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .