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: Phenablennius: Greek, phenax, -akos = deceptive + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Single, long and thin postcleithrum, well separate from the cleithrum (indicates loss of upper postcleithrum); basisphenoid reduced and loosely attached to the neurocranium; reduced pterosphenoid excluded from external surface of neurocranium; swimbladder in adults; lower jaw margin with well-developed labial flaps; left and right dentaries sutured together; males with distal tips of dorsal and anal-fin rays expanded and with flaplike structures, with fleshy flap near base of anterior margin of first dorsal-fin spine; in comparison to females, males lack conspicuous banding pattern; unbranched central caudal-fin rays; number of epurals reduced from 2 to 1 (Ref. 94102)
Sumatra, Borneo and Cambodia.
Adults exhibit conspicuous sexual dimorphism (Ref. 94102). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00245 - 0.01178), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .