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); viriosus: Specific epithet means robust or strong, referring to the robust body.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 529). Tropical, preferred ?
Western Central Pacific: Batan Islands, Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 529)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17;
Vertebrae: 32. Diagnosis: Dorsal fin XII, 16, membrane attached to caudal fin, with deep notch above last spine, first spine equal to second; anal fin II, 17; pectoral rays 15; pelvic fin I, 4; caudal fin procurrent rays 10-14. Vertebrae 10 + 22. LL, without scales but with scalelike flaps; LL tubes 0-4, canal ends on caudal-fin base. Lower lip crenulated mesially, plicate laterally. Upper lip crenulae 48-53. Cephalic pore system complex; midsnout pores present. Cirri, supraorbital 11-12, nasal 10-17; nuchal 40-44, in 2 groups. Overall brown, eye with white spot below and black spot behind, body with broad irregular bars pale grey or brown, and brown spots posteriorly (Ref. 529, 90102).
Known only from three type specimens collected in the surge zone among large boulders at the Baton Is., Philippines. Probably oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive based on family traits (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205). Urogenital orifice of male genital papilla at the distal tip of an unbranched slender filament on a fleshy swelling behind anus; elongated testes with length equals 2 - 3 times the width (Ref. 529).
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 to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .