Rhabdoblennius snowi (Fowler, 1928)
Snow's rockskipper
Rhabdoblennius snowi
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: the Solomons to American Samoa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-19; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 19-21
Biology:  Adults inhabit reef flats, benches, and rocky shorelines exposed to strong wave action (Ref. 37816). They occur solitary or in groups (Ref. 90102). 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 March 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Collected from Éfaté (Ref. 76835).

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.07.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.02.14

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