Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes
(Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae
(Clingfishes and singleslits) > Cheilobranchinae
Etymology: Alabes: Greek, alabes, oy = a fish from the Nile, dealing with lampreys (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Green Island, Rottnest, Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11331)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 60 - 61. Distinguishable from all the other species of Alabes by its low number of vertebrae and from all but A. hoesei in having 2 postocular pores. It differs from A. hoesei in usually lacking a posterior nasal canal pore, having more epipleural ribs, and a larger gill opening.
Occurs among weed and rock, limestone reef platform (Ref. 11331); also in seagrass and in vegetation growing on shallow coastal rocky reefs (Ref. 56640).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Springer, V.G. and T.H. Fraser, 1976. Synonymy of the fish families Cheilobranchidae (=Alabetidae) and Gobiesocidae, with descriptions of two new species of Alabes. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 234:23 p. (Ref. 11331)
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. 82804
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).