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Omobranchus punctatus  (Valenciennes, 1836)

Muzzled 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) > Blenniinae
Etymology: Omobranchus: Greek, omo = shoulder + Greek, brangchia = gill (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 35°N - 37°S, 20°E - 178°W

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4404); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 11441)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-24; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 20 - 26. Head without cirri and crest. Lower end of gill opening opposite upper margin of pectoral fin. Sensory pores in infraorbital and interorbital canals mostly 8 and 3 respectively. Lateral line usually 7 to 11. Horizontal stripes on body distinct in male, but somewhat obscure in female.

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

Indo-Pacific: Persian Gulf to Fiji and north to Japan. Known from Delagoa Bay, Mozambique and Suez Canal on the African coast. Western Atlantic: introduced at Trinidad and Panama Canal near Atlantic end (Ref. 26938).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur in coastal and brackish waters among rocks and mangroves (Ref. 9710). 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). Highly tolerant to adverse environmental conditions, self-reproducing population living between rocks in natural oil seeps in Venezuela (Ref. 56126).

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

Springer, V.G., 1986. Blenniidae. p. 742-755. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4404)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

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):  2.5   ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.