Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Ecsenius: Greek, exenios, -os, -on = uncontrolled, immoderate.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 2 - 10 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: known only from the small islands in the Moluccas, New Guinea and eastward to Florida Island, Solomon Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinctive species, easily identified by the thin dark lines and bright white spots. The Bali specimens are generally paler and have smaller white spots than those from Flores and Sangihe Islands but this maybe habitat related (Ref. 48636).
Adults are found solitary or in small groups perched on corals, sponges, and tunicates (Ref. 90102) in coastal reef crests (Ref. 8631, 48636). 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).
Springer, V.G., 1988. The Indo-Pacific blenniid fish genus Ecsenius. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. (465):134 p. (Ref. 5296)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.1 - 29.3, mean 28.8 °C (based on 1271 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00343 - 0.01679), b=3.03 (2.84 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
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) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 291 [136, 682] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.33 [0.73, 2.44] mg/100g ; Protein = 18 [17, 19] % ; Omega3 = 0.12 [0.06, 0.25] g/100g ; Selenium = 22.2 [9.3, 54.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 92.8 [23.7, 364.6] μg/100g ; Zinc = 3.16 [1.87, 5.45] mg/100g (wet weight);