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Paralticus amboinensis  (Bleeker, 1857)

Ambon rockskipper
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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: Paralticus: Greek, para = near + Latin, altus = nutritious (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 32°N - 15°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636); 10.6 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-20; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 18 - 20. Large bushy tentacles above the eyes and the broad rounded snout (Ref. 48636).

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Western Central Pacific: known only from northeastern Sabah east to western New Guinea at Biak Island and Geelvink [=Sarera or Cenderawasih] Bay.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In sheltered bays and lagoons, on rocky reefs and commonly found under jetties on the pylons near the surface (Ref. 48636); also found along semi-exposed rocky shorelines (Ref. 1602). Also found in mangroves and on shoreline reefs. Solitary (Ref. 90102) but also occurs in small groups (Ref. 48636). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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. 565:1-193. (Ref. 9962)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

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 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00452 - 0.02316), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.