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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits sheltered, shallow reefs, hiding among live or dead coral branches (Ref. 1602). From estuaries to outer reef lagoons (Ref. 48636). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205).
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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.
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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): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18 - 20; Analsoft rays: 18 - 20; Vertebrae: 33 - 35
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Size

Max. size

10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636))
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Diagnostic Description

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
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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]


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  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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