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Petroscirtes pylei Smith-Vaniz, 2005

Twilight Fangblenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Blenniinae
Etymology: Petroscirtes: Latin, petra, -ae = stone + Greek, skirteo = to jump;  pylei: Named in honor of Richard L. Pyle, BPBM.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 104 - 110 m (Ref. 58774).   Deep-water

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Western Central Pacific: Fiji.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58774)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 20; Vertebrae: 36 - 37. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: head and body with 2 dark lateral stripes, the lower one broadly extending onto the anal fin; dorsal fin with basal 4/5 to 2/3 of fin very dark and superimposed by 5 or 6 approximately equally spaced pale spots, the first spot conspicuous, discrete, and round, the others diffuse and partially extending onto the dorsum; dorsal fin XII, 20 (Ref. 58774).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected using rotenone and hand-nets from sand and rubble slope with scattered outcroppings, below base of a vertical reef drop-off, with vertical grooves and small holes and caves, 67-110 meter depth (Ref. 58774). 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).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Smith-Vaniz, W., 2005. Petroscirtes pylei, a new saber-toothed blenny from the Fiji Islands (Teleostei: Blenniidae). Zootaxa 1046:29-36. (Ref. 58774)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 25 March 2009

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 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00443 - 0.02975), b=3.03 (2.81 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±0.3 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 (10 of 100) .