Overview

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Biology

Adults are found in shallow lagoon reefs, on algal covered rocks and rubble (Ref. 9710). 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).
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka to Samoa, north to southern Japan.
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 18
  • Myers, R.F. 1999 Micronesian reef fishes: a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia, 3rd revised and expanded edition. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 p. (Ref. 37816)
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Size

Maximum size: 90 mm NG
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Max. size

9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 8 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 7 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 6.1
  Temperature range (°C): 24.633 - 28.630
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.145 - 0.262
  Salinity (PPS): 34.953 - 35.547
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.531 - 4.851
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.098 - 0.205
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.438 - 1.542

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.5 - 6.1

Temperature range (°C): 24.633 - 28.630

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.145 - 0.262

Salinity (PPS): 34.953 - 35.547

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.531 - 4.851

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.098 - 0.205

Silicate (umol/l): 1.438 - 1.542
 
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Trophic Strategy

Found in shallow lagoon reefs, on algal covered rocks and rubble (Ref. 9710).
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Salarias alboguttatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Salarias alboguttatus

Salarias alboguttatus, the Whitespotted blenny, is a species of combtooth blenny found in coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian ocean. This species reaches a length of 9 centimetres (3.5 in) TL.[1]

References

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Salarias alboguttatus" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
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