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Ophioblennius steindachneri  Jordan & Evermann, 1898

Large-banded blenny
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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: Ophioblennius: Greek, ophis = serpent + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Jordan, Evermann.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 18 m (Ref. 5227).   Tropical; 30°N - 10°S, 120°W - 70°W

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28023); common length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body cylindrical; head with cirri above the eyes, on the nape, and at the posterior edge of the anterior nostril; maxillary not protrusible; each jaw with one row of incisiform teeth; anal and dorsal fins elongated ; lateral line divided into two, independent, overlapping segments (Ref. 55763).

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Eastern Pacific: Bahía Sebastían Vizcaino and the northern Gulf of California (Isla Angel de la Guarda and Puerto Lobos) to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 5590).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults prefer the surge zone of unprotected rocky headlands with steep slopes. They wedge themselves in crevices close to shore in shallow water, darting out to defend their territory. Diurnal feeders that graze on algae and sessile invertebrates, using their comb-like incisor teeth to scrape food (Ref. 28023). 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

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. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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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=0.00955 (0.00496 - 0.01837), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.25 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tm=1 and Fec 100-1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.