FishBase | Search | All Living Things


Omobranchus ferox (Herre, 1927)
GOSSAMER BLENNY
Rotund Blenny; Petroscirtes ferox Herre, 1927; Fang-toothed Blenny

Life   Vertebrata   Fish   Blenniidae   Omobranchus


Click on map for details about points.

Links
go to Discover Life's Facebook group

Following modified from Australian Faunal Directory
   Top | See original

&pull 20q v5.145 20180528: Error 301 Moved Permanently http://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/a72e0f36-2a14-47c3-8390-709e22a3d9d6

Following modified from Taiwan Biodiversity National Information Network
   Top | See original

&pull 20q v5.145 20180528: Error 301 Moved Permanently http://taibnet.sinica.edu.tw/eng/taibnet_species_detail.php?gen=Omobranchus&spe=ferox

Following modified from FishBase
   Top | See original

http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Omobranchus&speciesname=ferox ---> https://www.fishbase.in/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Omobranchus&speciesname=ferox
https://www.fishbase.in/Summary/speciesSummary.php?genusname=Omobranchus&speciesname=ferox ---> https://www.fishbase.in/summary/Omobranchus-ferox.html
Omobranchus ferox, Gossamer blenny : aquarium
You can sponsor this page

Common name (e.g. trout)

Genus + Species (e.g. Gadus morhua)

Omobranchus ferox ( Herre , 1927 )

Gossamer blenny Upload your photos  and  videos
Pictures | Google image Image of Omobranchus ferox (Gossamer blenny) Omobranchus ferox
Picture by Winterbottom, R.

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes( genus , species ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes (Blennies) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Blenniinae
Etymology: Omobranchus: Greek, omo = shoulder + Greek, brangchia = gill (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Herre .

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

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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

Africa and Asia: brackish waters of Lake Poelela and Delagoa Bay (South Africa) to India, Sri Lanka, New Guinea and the Philippines. Reported from the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 559 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4404 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-23; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 22 - 26. head without cirri; lower end of gill opening usually opposite 4th or 5th pectoral fin ray; sensory pores in infraorbital an interorbital canals mostly 8 and 3 respectively; lateral line tubes 1 to 4 (Ref. 559 ). A good diagnostic characteristic is a short diagonal line found just behind the eye (Ref. 44091 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found in mangrove swamps and river estuaries, but more often in freshwater lakes (Ref. 4404 , 58302 ). Benthic (Ref. 58302 ). The size and shape of the mouth, the presence of large canine teeth suggest that this fish is probably a predator on small aquatic animals (Ref. 44091 ). 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. , 1986. Blenniidae. p. 742-755. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4404 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 17 August 2011

CITES (Ref. 123416 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Food consumption
Ration
Common names
Synonyms
Metabolism
Predators
Ecotoxicology
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Spawning aggregation
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morphometrics
Morphology
Larvae
Larval dynamics
Recruitment
Abundance
BRUVS
References
Aquaculture
Aquaculture profile
Strains
Genetics
Allele frequencies
Heritability
Diseases
Processing
Nutrients
Mass conversion
Collaborators
Pictures
Stamps, Coins Misc.
Sounds
Ciguatera
Speed
Swim. type
Gill area
Otoliths
Brains
Vision

Tools

E-book | Field guide | Length-frequency wizard | Life-history tool | Point map | Classification Tree | Catch-MSY |

Special reports

Check for Aquarium maintenance | Check for Species Fact Sheets | Check for Aquaculture Fact Sheets

Download XML

Summary page | Point data | Common names | Photos

Internet sources

Alien/Invasive Species database | Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes : genus , species | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO - Publication: search | Faunafri | Fishipedia | Fishtrace | GenBank: genome , nucleotide | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | National databases | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Socotra Atlas | Tree of Life | Wikipedia: Go , Search | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates 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=0.00562 (0.00255 - 0.01239), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.5   ±0.37 se; based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .

Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. Fish Forum
Comments & Corrections
Sign our Guest Book Back to Search Random Species Back to Top
Accessed through: Not available FishBase mirror site : localhost Page last modified by : mrius-barile - 20 July 2016
Total processing time for the page : 2.6774 seconds

Updated: 2021-09-25 14:00:41 gmt
FishBase | Search | All Living Things | Top
© Designed by The Polistes Corporation