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Alticus saliens (Lacépède, 1800)
Leaping Blenny; Blennius saliens Lacépède, 1800

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Blenniidae  
 Genus Alticus  
  Alticus saliens    (Lacepède, 1800) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Blennius saliens   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Fishbase(2006); Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes.. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p
Character: Dorsal fin with XIV spines and 21-23 soft rays; anal fin wiht II spines and 25-27 soft rays; pectoral fin with 15 soft rays; pelvic fin with I spines and 4 soft rays. All caudal fin rays unbranched. Nuchal cirri absent. Supraorbital cirrus pinnate. Nasal cirrus small and simple. Triangular occipital crest developed in male. 
Habitat: Found on rocks in the surfline constantly washed by spray or breakers. Intertidal, actively shuttling back and forth between rock pools and air (skipper).  
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu and Bonin Islands, south to Queensland; Mariana Islands in Micronesia. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381392
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