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Clinus arborescens  Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Clinidae (Clinids)
Etymology: Clinus: Greek, klinein, kline = sloping and bed, due to the four apophyses of sphenoid bone (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Temperate

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Southwestern Indian Ocean: South Africa.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92305)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 36 - 40; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-7; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 25 - 28. This species is characterized by the following: D XXXVI-XLI, 4-7 (XXXVIII-XXXIX, 5-6); A II,25-28 (infrequently with 25 rays); pectoral-fin rays13-15 (14-15); pelvic fins I,3, the inner ray thin and closely applied to second ray, third to half length of second ray; vertebrae 17-19 (18) + 32-34; lateral line scales 37-43 + 27-32 (39 or 40 + 28-32, mode 40 + 30); head length 3.2-4.1 [3.7] in SL; eye diameter 2.7-5.6, maxilla 2.0-2.9 [2.4], snout 3.0-4.6 [3.7] in HL; dorsal-fin origin 1.3-2.0 [1.6] in HL; dorsal fin height 8.0-14.3 [10.9] in SL (Ref. 92305).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Holleman, W., S. von der Heyden and G. Zsilavecz, 2012. Delineating the fishes of the Clinus superciliosus species complex in southern African waters (Blennioidei: Clinidae: Clinini), with the validation of Clinus arborescens Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908 and Clinus ornatus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908, and with descriptions of two new species. Zool. J. of the Linn. Soc. 166:827-853. (Ref. 92305)

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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00215 - 0.01225), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .