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Entomacrodus solus  Williams & Bogorodsky, 2010

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Entomacrodus: Greek, ento = inside + Greek, makros = big + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  solus: The species name is from the Latin, solus, meaning alone, and refers to its being the only species of Entomacrodus occurring in the Red Sea. The name is treated as a noun in apposition. We propose the common name, Lonely blenny, in reference to its geographic isolation from other members of the genus (Ref. 84157).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 84157).   Tropical

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Indian Ocean: Gulf Of Aqaba, Egypt.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84157)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 15 - 17; Vertebrae: 34. Ventral margin of upper lip smooth medially, crenulae present on lateral thirds; nape with simple or multifid cirri on each side; supraorbital tentacle branched; preopercular pore positions with simple pores; 3 (rarely 4) predorsal commissural pores; lips, head and body with small white spots; no contrasting dark humeral spot; oblique dark bar behind eye (Ref. 84157).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The only known specimens are from a single collection from Ras Mohammed at the southern end of the Gulf of Aqaba. They were collected from a rocky shore at the north end of a mangrove channel from a depth of 0.2 m (Ref. 84157). According to traits of the family where this species belongs, adult individuals are 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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Williams, J. T. and S. V. Bogorodsky, 2010. Entomacrodus solus, a new species of blenny (Perciformes, Blenniidae) from the Red Sea. Zootaxa 2475:64-68. (Ref. 84157)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii))

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=0.00741 (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).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .