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Blenniella leopardus  (Fowler, 1904)

Leopard blenniella
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Blenniella leopardus
Female picture by Springer, V.G./Williams, J.T.

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; demersal; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman Islands to Bengkulu, Sumatra.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 3 - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9962); 5.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-20; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19 - 22; Vertebrae: 37 - 38. Diagnosis: Dorsal fin XII-XIV, 17-20, notched between spinous and segmented-ray portions; anal fin II, 19-22; pectoral rays 13-15; pelvic fin I, 3; caudal fin, procurrent rays 10-14, segmented rays 12-13. Vertebrae 11-12 + 26-27. Orbital cirrus simple filamentous; nasal cirri short and palmate with 2-5 branches; nape with cirri bilaterally. Lateral line, continuous anterodorsally below dorsal spines from 7-8th to 10th, disconnected posteroventrally up to below dorsal spine 9th to 12-13th. Mandibular pores 5-6 Lips margin entire. Occipital crest absent but males have low fleshy median predorsal ridge (Ref. 9962). Body depth at anal-fin origin 5.7-6.8 in SL. Male back with dark brown saddles from dorsal base to middle of side, and midlaterally with a row of blue dashes. Female with dark vertical dark H-shaped bars and many spots posteriorly; dorsal and caudal fins spotted (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens were collected from an inner portion of reef flat in small, irregular sand pool, between limestone outcrops with coral fragments, at 0.1 m (Ref. 9962). Adults are found in intertidal zone (Ref. 90102). 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. 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 (0.00333 - 0.01648), 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) .