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Emblemaria hypacanthus (Jenkins and Evermann, 1889)
GULF SIGNAL BLENNY
Gulf signal-blenny

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Emblemaria hypacanthus
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Emblemaria hypacanthus

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Emblemaria hypacanthus

Emblemaria hypacanthus
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Emblemaria hypacanthus
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Emblemaria hypacanthus

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Emblemaria hypacanthus
Emblemaria hypacanthus
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Emblemaria hypacanthus

Emblemaria hypacanthus
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Emblemaria hypacanthus
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Overview
Main identification features
  • snout: 2 smooth ridges
  • male: dorsal fin black and blue
  • male: black + red eye and cirri
  • female: pale, flank: row brown spots
Dorsal rays XX-XXII, 13-16, total dorsal elements 34-38 (usually 35-36); anal rays II, 22-25; pectoral rays 13; spines absent on top of head; two longitudinal bony ridges on snout; pelvic fins longer than pectoral fins; spinous dorsal fin strongly elevated and sail-like in males, low or with first 1 or 2 spines very slightly elevated in females; males with small, weakly developed, flag-like flaps on anterior edge of first dorsal spine, near base, often with deep notches between front spines; bony flange below eye not expanded and not overlapping upper lip in males.

Males usually black to dark brown or tan with dark brown bars or blotches along middle of side, cirri above eyes red with black tip; females with highly variegated pattern, usually a row of small brown spots along middle of side and brown saddle-like marks below base of dorsal fin.

Size: to 5 cm.

Inhabits empty mollusc tubes on sand-rubble bottoms.

Depth: 1-10 m.

Gulf of California.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California); Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap).
Depth Range Max: 10 m.
Depth Range Min: 1 m.
Diet: zooplankton.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=31; Southern limit=24; Western limit=-115; Eastern limit=-110; Latitudinal range=7; Longitudinal range=5.
Egg Type: Benthic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore; Planktivore.
FishBase Habitat: Demersal.
Global Endemism: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom); Sand & gravel; Soft bottom (mud, sand,gravel, beach, estuary & mangrove); Soft bottom only; Barnacles & worm tubes.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 5 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent; Continent only; TEP endemic; Continental TEP endemic; Cortez province endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
  • Findley, L.T., Hendrickx, M.E., Brusca, R.C., van der Heiden, A.M., Hastings, P.A., Torre, J., 2003., Diversidad de la Macrofauna Marina del Golfo de California, Mexico., CD-ROM versión 1.0. Projecto de la Macrofauna del Golfo .  Derechos reservados de los autores y Conservación Internacional.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • Galván-Magaña, F., Gutiérrez-Sánchez, F., Abitia-Cárdenas, L.A., Rodríguez-Romero, J., 2000., The distribution and affinities of the shore fishes of the Baja California Sur lagoons. In Aquatic Ecosystems of Mexico: Status and Scope. Eds. M. Manuwar, S.G. Lawrence, I.F. Manuwar & D.F. Malley. Ecovision World Monograph Series., Backhuys Publishers:383-398.
  • Hastings, P.A., 2000., Biogeography of the Tropical Eastern Pacific: distribution and phylogeny of chaenopsid fishes., Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 128:319-335.
  • Jenkins , O.P. and Evermann, B.W., 1889., Description of eighteen new species of fishes from the Gulf of California., Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 11:137-158.
  • Jordan , D.S. and Evermann, B.W., 1898., The fishes of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America, north of the Isthmus of Panama. Part III., Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus., 47:2183-3136.
  • Love, M.S., Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., Thorsteinson, L.K., 2005., es of the West Coast and Alaska: a checklist of North Pacific and Artic Ocena species from Baja California to the Alaska-Yukon border., U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, 288pp.
  • Osburn , R. C. and Nichols, J. T., 1916., Shore Fishes Collected by the 'Albatross' Expedition in Lower California with Descriptions of New Species., Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 35:139-181.
  • Stephens, J.S., 1963., A revised classification of the blennioid fishes of the American family Chaenopsidae., Univ. Calif. Pubs. Zool., 68:1-165.
  • Stepien , C.A. , Dixon , M.T. and Hillis, D.M., 1993., Evolutionary relationships of the blennioid fish families Clinidae, Labrisomidae and Chaenopsidae: Congruence Between DNA Sequence and Allozyme Data., Bull. Mar. Sci., 52:496-515.
  • Thomson , D.A. , Findley , L.T. and Kerstitch, A.N., 2000., Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez., University of Texas Press(Revised Ed.):353.
  • Villareal-Cavazos, A., Reyes-Bonilla, H., Bermúdez-Almada, B. and Arizpe-Covarrubias, O., 2000., Los peces del arrecife de Cabo Pulmo, Golfo de California, México: Lista sistemática y aspectos de abundancia y biogeografía., Rev. Biol. Trop., 48:413-424.

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Chaenopsidae (Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Etymology: Emblemaria: Latin, emblema = insertion, inlaid work, raised ornament (Ref. 45335 ) .

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 10 m (Ref. 11482 ).   Tropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits empty mollusk tubes on sand-rubble bottoms. Feeds on zooplankton. Males are somewhat territorial (Ref. 37955 ).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

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. 115185 )

  Least Concern (LC)  

CITES (Ref. 94142 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00182 - 0.01148), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .

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