Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Praealticus: Latin, prae = in front of + Latin, altus, alticus = nutritious.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Pacific: Samoa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 12 - 13;
soft rays: 18 - 21. Upper lip edge generally partly crenulate; color note from description: females warm brown, paler on belly; head with a slight purplish tinge, darker on snout and lips; only a slight trace of crossbars; body with small, pale pearly spots, most numerous posteriorly; crest dark brown, thickly dotted with small pearly or bluish spots; pectorals dark brown; spinous dorsal fin dark brown with a series of large, oblique, oblong black spots, 1 on each membrane; second dorsal fin dark brown with numerous narrow, pale oblique streaks; caudal fin dark brown, appearing almost black; anal fin dark brown with darker margin; pelvic fins black. Males paler with pearly spots more distinct and more numerous anteriorly; head covered with small dusky spots; crest without white spots; large black spots only on first 2 membranes of dorsal fin. Anal soft rays rarely 18 or 21; segmented caudal rays 13-14 (typically 14) with middle 3-9 branched; lateral line pores 1-6 (Ref. 54980).
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).
Springer, V.G., J.T. Williams and T.M. Orrell, 1991. Catalog of type specimens of recent fishes in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 2: Blenniidae. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 519:28. (Ref. 10697)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00324 - 0.01411), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, 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 (17 of 100) .