Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Istiblennius: Greek, istios = sail + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)
(total): 12 - 14;
soft rays: 21 - 25. Dark spot distally between 1st 2 dorsal spines; (Ref. 4404). Males with about 6 dusky bands on body; females with bands that tend to form vertical rows of dusky spots; dusky spots on dorsal and caudal fins; anal fin uniformly dusky (Ref. 4404).
Indo-West Pacific. East Africa to Fiji, north to Taiwan, south to the Norfolk Island.
Euryhaline. Often found in mangrove areas (Ref. 9962). Inhabit sheltered rocky shorelines and mangroves (Ref. 37816). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205).
Springer, V.G. and J.T. Williams, 1994. The Indo-West Pacific blenniid fish genus Istiblennius reappraised: a revision of Istiblennius, Blenniella, and Paralticus, new genus. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 565:193 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00366 - 0.01807), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), 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 vulnerability (23 of 100) .