Lucayablennius zingaro  (Böhlke, 1957)

Arrow 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) > Chaenopsidae (Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Etymology: Lucayablennius: Composed from Lucaya = the old name for the Bahamas Islands + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 13 - 106 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5521)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 18 - 20; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-20; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 22 - 23. With emarginate caudal fin. Reddish tan, with 3 large dark spots along rear of dorsal fin base, and 2 similar spots along rear of anal fin base (Ref. 26938). Black stripe from tip of lower jaw through eye to end of operculum; a median dorsal light yellow line on head (Ref. 13442).

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Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas and Caribbean, including the Antilles.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 5521). Drifts with bended tail to prey on small fish. Retreats into holes or empty worm tubes. Ignores divers (Ref. 9710). Often seen with schools of masked gobies (Ref. 26938).

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

Böhlke, J.E. and C.C.G. Chaplin, 1993. Fishes of the Bahamas and adjacent tropical waters. 2nd edition. University of Texas Press, Austin.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00184 - 0.01191), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.