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Ecsenius dentex  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;  dentex: Pre-Linnean source unclear; Latin, 'dens' = tooth or toothed, referring to the species' most prominent characteristic of having the highest average number of teeth within the Yaeyamaensis Group.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 4 m (Ref. 5296).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: occurs only in the Gulf of Aqaba and northernmost part of the Red Sea adjacent to the gulf.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5296)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 15 - 17; Vertebrae: 31 - 33. Dorsal fin XI-XIII.13-15 (rarely XI, XIII, or 15); incised between spinous and segmented-ray portions. Anal fin 11,15-17 (rarely 17). Pectoral fin 12-14 (usually 13). Segmented caudal-fin rays 13. Vertebrae 10 + 21-23. Dentary incisor teeth which includes anterior canines very similar in appearance with incisors, 49-59 in males and 53 to 63 in females, averaging more in females than males; posterior canines 0 or 1 (typically 1). Lateral line lacking vertical pairs of pores, extending posteriorly to point between verticals from 9th and 11th dorsal-fin spines, typically extending to or beyond 10th spine. With cirrus on posterior rim of anterior nostril; absent on anterior rim.

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).

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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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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.3 - 28.4, mean 26.6 (based on 101 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) .