Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Mimoblennius: Greek, mimos =mime + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 40966). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Comoros.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33390)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 12 - 14;
soft rays: 19 - 21. Dorsal-fin spines 12-14, usually 13; segmented dorsal-fin rays 16-18; total dorsal-fin elements 29-31; anal-fin spines 2, segmented anal-fin rays 20; segmented caudal-fin rays 13 (9 branched, once); pectoral-fin rays 13-15 (14, rarely 13 or 15); total premaxillary teeth 34-37; total dentary incisoriform teeth 26-29; minute posterior canine usually present on each dentary; upper jaw teeth immovable or nearly so; continuous tubular portion of lateral line short, followed by several unconnected, bipored tubes, posteriormost tube lying below vertical from base of 7th-12th dorsal-fin spine; median supratemporal commissural pores 3; fleshy median crest on top of head absent; 1 (rarely 2) simple supraorbital cirri; on posterior nostril, cirri on anterior rim absent to multifid and absent on posterior rim; on anterior nostril, cirri on posterior rim 1-3 and 0-3 (usually 1) on anterior rim; nuchal cirri present; nape cirrus a simple flap; dark spot between first two dorsal-fin spines absent; eye diameter <30 mm SL; max. size 3.24 cm SL (Ref. 69212).
Collected from tidal flats (Ref. 40966). 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).
Fricke, R., 1999. Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez): an annotated checklist, with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Theses Zoologicae, Vol. 31:759 p. (Ref. 33390)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [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
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .