Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Ecsenius: Greek, exenios, -os, -on = uncontrolled, immoderate.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical; 20°N - 15°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272)
Distinctive pattern of white lines and series of white spots that is clearly visible in deep water (Ref. 48636).
Western Central Pacific: the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Solomon Islands.
Found among coral (Ref. 9710). Occurs mainly along outer reef walls with rich coral and other invertebrate growth at moderate depths to about 25 m. Usually seen in pairs and often perched on large sponges (Ref. 48636). A deep-dwelling species of the genus. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Springer, V.G., 1988. The Indo-Pacific blenniid fish genus Ecsenius. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. (465):134 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01050 (0.00490 - 0.02251), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .