Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Dactyloscopidae
Etymology: Gillellus: Theodore Nicolas Gill (1837-1914) researcher of abyssal fishes and systematics (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Western Atlantic: northeastern Florida (USA), Bahamas, and Cuba to Brazil; doubtfully from Bermuda.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Inhabits patches of sand around coral reefs, seagrass beds, boulders and pilings. Avoids open beaches.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.4 - 28.2, mean 27.4 °C (based on 663 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.61 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 136 [74, 267] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.657 [0.346, 1.152] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.8 [17.7, 19.9] % ; Omega3 = 0.134 [0.077, 0.240] g/100g ; Selenium = 25.2 [12.2, 53.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 236 [81, 659] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.78 [1.16, 2.66] mg/100g (wet weight);