Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Cirripectes: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, pektos, -e, -on = made of several parts solidly united (Ref. 45335); kuwamurai: Named for Dr. Tetsuo Kuwamura, collector of the only known specimen.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m. Temperate, preferred ?
Northwest Pacific: Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 635)
soft rays: 17;
Vertebrae: 32. Diagnosis: Dorsal fin XII, 16, membrane attached to caudal fin, with deep notch above last spine, first spine almost same or slightly higher than second; anal fin II, 17; pectoral rays 15; pelvic fin I, 4; caudal fin rays 13, procurrent rays 10, branched 9. Vertebrae 10 + 22. LL, without scales and scalelike flaps; LL tubes 2-11 (usually 5-9), canal ends below posterior to 7th dorsal ray. Upper lip crenulae 41. Gill rakers 23. Cephalic sensory pore complex. Cirri, nuchal 30, supraorbital 13, nasal 10; ventralmost nuchal cirri borne on greatly enlarged nuchal flap; cirri above flaps have no membranous ridge connection at their bases. Overall brown, head with scarlet reticulations, body with 5 scarlet stripes; dorsal fin with red spots and distal margin (Ref. 529, 635).
Found in a moderately exposed rocky reef about 3 m deep (Ref. 635). 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).
Williams, J.T., 1988. Revision and phylogenetic relationships of the blenniid fish genus Cirripectes. Indo-Pac. Fish. (17):78 p. (Ref. 529)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00450 - 0.02327), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), 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 (14 of 100) .