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Hypsoblennius brevipinnis  (Günther, 1861)

Barnaclebill blenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Hypsoblennius: Greek, hypsi = high + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 10 m (Ref. 37955), usually 2 - 6 m (Ref. 5227).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272)

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Eastern Pacific: central Gulf of California to Peru, including the Galapagos and Cocos islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found in rocky areas (Ref. 37955). They inhabit empty barnacle shells, often with only the head protruding. They feed by nabbing bits of floating food (Ref. 5227). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the walls of the parent's shelter (Ref. 56053). Eggs are brooded by the male parent (Ref. 56053). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 5227.

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Thomson, D.A., 1987. Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez. The rocky-shore fishes of the Gulf of California. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 302 p. (Ref. 5592)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00235 - 0.01406), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.