Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: poiti: Named after the Oceanographic Post of Trindade Island of the Brazilian Navy.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 49353). Tropical
Southwest Atlantic: Trindade Island, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49353); 8.0 cm SL (female)
(total): 11 - 12;
soft rays: 15 - 16. Diagnosis: This species is distinguished from its Atlantic congeners by its speckled body and head with small black spots (vs. absent in S. cristata); modally 14 segmented dorsal fin rays (vs. 15 of S. cristata from other Brazilian localities, S. caboverdiana, and
S. nuchifilis; and 16 in S. springeri); modally 16 segmented anal fin rays (vs. 17 of S. cristata from other Brazilian localities, S. caboverdiana, and S. nuchifilis; and 18 in S. springeri); modally 19 nuchal cirri (vs. 22 in S. cristata from other Brazilian localities, 5 in S. springeri, 6 in S. nuchifilis, and 17 in S. caboverdiana); and, modally 23 caudal vertebrae (vs. 24 in specimens of S. cristata
from other Brazilian localities, S. caboverdiana, and S. nuchifilis, and 25 in S. Springeri ). The means of counts of dorsal and anal rays are additional diagnostic characters.
Recorded from 0.1 to 1.0 meter depth inside tide pools and in the surf zone over crustose algae or volcanic reefs. Observed to be extremely tolerant to high salinity and temperature variations. Adults occur with other blennies (Ophioblennius cf. atlanticus and an undescribed species of the genus Entomacrodus, labrisomids (Labrisomus nuchipinnis and an undescribed species of Malacoctenus), the Trindade damselfish (Stegastes fuscus trindadensis), and a Brazilian wrasse (Thalassoma noronhanum) (Ref. 49353). 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).
Rangel, C.A, J.L. Gasparini and R.Z.P. Guimarães, 2004. A new species of combtooth blenny Scartelly Jordan, 1886 (Teleosteii: Blenniidae) from Trindade Island, Brazil. aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 8(3):89-96. (Ref. 49353)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.5 - 25.6, mean 25.6 °C (based on 2 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00465 - 0.02359), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .