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: 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
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)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
Indian Ocean: Andaman Islands. South Cinque I., SW coast (Ref. 89414).
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).
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)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00456 - 0.02295), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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) .