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Meiacanthus geminatus  Smith-Vaniz, 1976

Twin fangblenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Blenniinae
Etymology: Meiacanthus: Greek, meion = less = lessen + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Darvel Bay, Sabah (northwestern Borneo) and Palawan, Philippines.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7401)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-27; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 15 - 18. White on upper body, golden yellow below with black midlateral stripe between. Caudal fin outer lobes filamentous in adult males; body depth about 4.6-5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are usually found solitary in sheltered coastal reefs usually with the mimic Cheilodipterus zonatus (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).

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Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1987. The saber-toothed blennies, tribe Nemophini (Pisces: Bleniidae): an update. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 139:1-52. (Ref. 7401)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 28.4 - 29.2, mean 28.8 (based on 704 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00253 - 0.01194), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 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 (12 of 100) .