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Istiblennius bellus  (Günther, 1861)

Imspringer
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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: Istiblennius: Greek, istios = sail + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 30874).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4404); 13.1 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-22; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 20 - 22. Body of males with several paired bands; spots from mouth to nape and posterior part of body; dusky stripes on segmented portion of dorsal fin (Ref. 4404). Females with dusky bands on body; head, body and fins (except pelvic fins) covered with fine dark specs (Ref. 4404).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Indian Ocean: 3 mi north of Muqadisho, Somalia, south to Bolito Bay, Natal, South Africa; St. Pierrw (Seychelles); Nossi Be, Madagascar, Juan de Nova Island; Mauritius. Eastern Indian Ocean: Christmas Island. Pacific Ocean: New Hebrides, Niuafo'ou, Samoa, Niue, Marquesas, Saipan Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found in intertidal flats and rock shores (Ref. 90102). 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).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

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. (Ref. 9962)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.