Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Parablennius: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range ? - 1 m. Subtropical; 50°N - 30°N, 18°W - 42°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397); common length : 12.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397)
Eastern Atlantic: Loire, France to Morocco including the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
A resident intertidal species with homing behavior (Ref. 32612) found between pebbles or at margins of steep, filamentous algae-covered rocks exposed to sunlight. Makes underwater 'flight' over long distances. Feeds almost exclusively on algae (Ref. 205). Favoring the algae Ulva (Ref. 94105). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Spawns from May to July. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205).
Zander, C.D., 1986. Blenniidae. p. 1096-1112. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, volume 3. UNESCO, Paris.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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=0.01200 (0.00768 - 0.01874), b=3.05 (2.92 - 3.18), based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.1 ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .