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Biology

Inhabits exposed rocky reefs just below the low-water mark. Nests in empty shells of Balanus tintinnubulum volcano. Feeds on algae (Ref. 9137).
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Distribution

Western North Pacific: Japan.
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Northwest Pacific: Japan.
  • Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino 1984 The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 70 mm TL
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Max. size

7.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 559))
  • Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino 1984 The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits exposed rocky reefs just below the low-water mark. Nests in empty shells of Balanus tintinnubulum volcano. Feeds on algae.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Neoclinus toshimaensis

Neoclinus toshimaensis is a species of chaenopsid blenny found in rocky reefs around Japan, in the northwest Pacific ocean. It can reach a maximum length of 7 centimetres (2.8 in) TL. This species feeds primarily on benthic algae and weeds.[1]

References[edit]

  • Fukao, R., 1980 (Feb.) Review of Japanese fishes of the genus Neoclinus with description of two new species and notes on habitat preference. Publications of Seto Marine Biological Laboratory v. 25 (no. 1/4): 175-209, Pls. 1-2.
  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Neoclinus toshimaensis" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
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