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Biology

Adults inhabit sheltered, shallow reefs, hiding among live or dead coral branches (Ref. 1602). From estuaries to outer reef lagoons (Ref. 48636), 2-12 m deep. Solitary (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).
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Distribution

Red Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden east to Pakistan.
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Indian Ocean: including the Red Sea.
  • Hastings, P.A. and V.G. Springer 2009 Recognizing diversity in blennioid fish nomenclature (Teleostei: Blennioidei). Zootaxa 2120:3-14. (Ref. 82814)
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Red Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden east to Pakistan.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 9 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18 - 20; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 18 - 20; Vertebrae: 33 - 35
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Size

Max. size

14.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102))
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Diagnostic Description

Description: Dorsal fin IX-XI (usually X), 18-20, with short (9.2-14.2%SL) posteriormost ray; anal fin II, 18-20 (rarely 20); pectoral rays 15-18; pelvic fin I, 2; caudal fin segmented-rays 10-14; last dorsal ray joined to caudal fin but only scarcely; last anal ray may be barely connected also to the caudal fin but more often free. Supraorbital tentacle, slender and thread-like. Body deep, 3 in SL. (Ref. 90102). Several geographical variations. Adults almost black and some populations have a reddish tail. Juveniles often bright yellow (Ref. 48636).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 12 m (Ref. 90102)
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 3 - 4

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Depth range (m): 3 - 4
 
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Depth range based on 59 specimens in 3 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 36 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 16
  Temperature range (°C): 25.819 - 29.336
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.050 - 0.806
  Salinity (PPS): 32.279 - 35.347
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.436 - 4.725
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.055 - 0.327
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.141 - 4.452

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Depth range (m): 0.5 - 16

Temperature range (°C): 25.819 - 29.336

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.050 - 0.806

Salinity (PPS): 32.279 - 35.347

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.436 - 4.725

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.055 - 0.327

Silicate (umol/l): 1.141 - 4.452
 
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits sheltered, shallow reefs, hiding among live or dead coral branches (Ref. 1602). From estuaries to outer reef lagoons (Ref. 48636).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Atrosalarias fuscus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Atrosalarias fuscus

Atrosalarias fuscus, known commonly as the Dusky Blenny, is a species of marine fish in the family Blenniidae.

It is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, Red Sea included.[1]

This fish is a small size that can reach a maximum size of 14.5 cm length.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts about Dusky Blenny (Atrosalarias fuscus) - Encyclopedia of Life". Eol.org. 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Atrosalarias fuscus". Fishbase.org. 2012-07-03. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
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