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; non-migratory; depth range ? - 10 m (Ref. 48636). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Two distinct forms between the two sexes. Males are with red stripes while females have black stripes and a yellowish head (Ref. 48636).
Western Central Pacific: Indonesia and Malaysia (Ref. 50537).
Found in reef crests with large rounded corals (Ref. 8631, 48636), or encrusted sponges to about 10 m depth. Females are commonly seen and seem to outnumber males (Ref. 48636). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205).
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=0.01107 (-0.15957 - 0.18170), b=2.97 (2.88 - 3.07), based on LWR estimates for this family-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 (10 of 100) .