Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Chaenopsidae
(Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Etymology: Acanthemblemaria: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, emblema, -atos, anything that is nailed, knocked in; also anything with bass or high relief (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Beebe & Tee-Van.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 60 m (Ref. 11482). Tropical; 30°N - 14°N, 115°W - 98°W (Ref. 56266)
Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482)
Usually found in shallow, rocky areas (Ref. 37955). Inhabits empty worm and mollusk tubes on rocky reefs (Ref. 11482). Feeds on zooplankton (Ref. 11482), benthic invertebrates and small fishes (Ref. 37955). Spawns in the spring (Ref. 37955).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson, 1994. Fishes of the tropical eastern Pacific. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 332 p. (Ref. 11482)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 20.9 - 27.7, mean 25.2 °C (based on 22 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00208 - 0.01054), b=3.00 (2.80 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 144 [73, 288] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.91 [0.54, 1.63] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.2 [17.1, 19.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.137 [0.072, 0.262] g/100g ; Selenium = 22.5 [10.1, 47.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 322 [109, 921] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.92 [1.23, 2.97] mg/100g (wet weight);