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Blenniella interrupta  (Bleeker, 1857)

Dashed-line blenny
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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: Blenniella: Diminutive of blennius, Greek,blenios = mucus (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 90102), usually 0 - 1 m (Ref. 9962).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Taiwan to Indonesia and Efate, New Hebrides (Vanuatu).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9962); 5.1 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-21; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19 - 22; Vertebrae: 37 - 40. Dorsal fin XII-XIV, 18-21, notched between spinous and segmented-ray portions; anal fin II, 19-22; pectoral rays 12-15; pelvic fin I, 3. Vertebrae 11-12 + 26-28. Orbital cirrus simple filamentous; nasal cirri short and simple to palmate with 2-6 branches; nape with cirri. Lateral line, continuous anterodorsally below dorsal spines from 4th to 10th, disconnected posteroventrally up to below dorsal spine 7-8th to 12-13th. Mandibular pores 4-6 Lips margin entire. Occipital crest present only in males, and only 0.7 mm or lower. Meristic characters slightly vary geographically, increasing from north to south (Ref. 9962). Body depth at anal-fin origin 5.3-6.0 in SL. Male grey to dark brown with longitudinal rows of blue dashes. Female pale grey with dark horizontal dashes and vertical dark A/H-shaped bars; dorsal and caudal fins spotted (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found solitary or groups (Ref. 90102) near-shore rocky areas, including tide pools and at depths usually less than 1 meter (Ref. 9962). 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

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. 109396)

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):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00329 - 0.01670), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .