Paralticus amboinensis (Bleeker, 1857)
Ambon rockskipper
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Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed); 10.6 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 1 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: known only from northeastern Sabah east to western New Guinea at Biak Island and Geelvink [=Sarera or Cenderawasih] Bay.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-20; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 18-20. Large bushy tentacles above the eyes and the broad rounded snout (Ref. 48636).
Biology:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 March 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.07.92
Modified by: Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz - 02.06.13

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