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Ecsenius tessera  Springer, 1988

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Ecsenius: Greek, exenios, -os, -on = uncontrolled, immoderate.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 10 m (Ref. 5296).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: New Caledonia and New Hebrides (Vanuatu).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5296)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 16 - 17; Vertebrae: 33. Dorsal fin XII.14 or 15, with deep notch between spinous and segmented-ray portions. Anal fin II,16 or 17. Pectoral fin 13. Segmented caudal-fin rays 13. Vertebrae 10 + 23. Dentary incisor teeth 50-54 which includes anterior canine teeth very similar in appearance with incisors; posterior canines 1 on each side. Lateral line without vertical pairs of pores, terminating posteriorly at some point between vertical from interspace between dorsal-fin spines 10 and 11and vertical from first segmented ray. With cirrus on posterior rim of anterior nostril; absent on anterior rim. Dark spots on posterior half of body tile-like, surrounded and separated from each other only by pale, grout-like (interconnected) network (Ref. 5296).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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Springer, V.G., 1988. The Indo-Pacific blenniid fish genus Ecsenius. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. (465):134 p. (Ref. 5296)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.1 - 29.5, mean 28 (based on 424 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00332 - 0.01655), b=3.00 (2.80 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .