Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Salarias: Latin, salar, salaris = trout (Ref. 45335). More on author: Snyder.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical
Indian Ocean: Pinda, Mozambique (Ref. 26282) and Seychelles (Ref. 1623). Western Pacific: Japan (Ref. 559) to Australia (Ref. 2334). Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)
soft rays: 17 - 18. Nasal and supraorbital cirri slender and pointed, nuchal cirrus short and simple. Occipital crest absent in both sexes. Anterior anal fin rays in may very elongate. Attain 5 cm SL.
Adults are found in shallow protected reefs, usually in intertidal areas (Ref. 9710). Often seen in tidepools (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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 2216 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00341 - 0.01686), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 175 [86, 373] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.07 [0.62, 1.88] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.9, 19.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.107 [0.054, 0.204] g/100g ; Selenium = 25.6 [11.7, 57.4] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 71.9 [19.7, 264.7] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.62 [1.63, 4.32] mg/100g (wet weight);