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Istiblennius pox Springer and Williams, 1994
SCARFACE ROCKSKIPPER
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Istiblennius pox Springer & Williams , 1994

Scarface rockskipper Add your observation in Fish Watcher
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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) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Istiblennius: Greek, istios = sail + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335 ) .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Indian Ocean: southern Red Sea to the Persian Gulf and Pakistan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-23; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 22 - 24

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inshore species that may be found out of the water at night on rocks. 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 ).

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

Springer, V.G. and J.T. Williams , 1994. The Indo-West Pacific blenniid fish genus Istiblennius reappraised: a revision of Istiblennius , Blenniella , and Paralticus , new genus. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 565:1-193. (Ref. 9962 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 27 March 2010

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

Updated: 2020-01-20 09:07:52 gmt
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