Omobranchus germaini  (Sauvage, 1883)

Germain's blenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Blenniinae
Etymology: Omobranchus: Greek, omo = shoulder + Greek, brangchia = gill (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36661)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-23; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 21 - 26. Head with wavy vertical lines, pale-rimmed dark spot just behind eye, oblique brownish bands, and curved white lines on side. Dorsal rays usually XIII, fin slightly notched between spinous and soft portions; 3 mandibular pores on each side; gill opening extending ventrally from slightly above pectoral-fin base to opposite 6th pectoral ray; head crest and cirri absent; last dorsal and anal rays attached by membrane to caudal fin; body depth about 5.8 in SL. Maximum size to 7.8 cm TL (Ref. 90102).

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Western Pacific: Taiwan and Hong Kong to New Caledonia (Ref. 40966).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit shallow reefs, in crevices just below level of low tide (Ref. 36661). Found in tidepools and rocky shores, solitary or in small groups (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

Allen, G.R., 1997. The marine fishes of tropical Australia and south-east Asia. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia. 292 p. (Ref. 36661)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.