Hypsoblennius jenkinsi  (Jordan & Evermann, 1896)

Mussel blenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Hypsoblennius: Greek, hypsi = high + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 21 m (Ref. 2850), usually ? - 10 m (Ref. 56052).   Subtropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: southern California, USA to Puerto Marquez, Mexico, including the Gulf of California.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 56052)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found in rocky areas (Ref. 37955), inhabiting holes and crevices, often in burrows of boring clams or tubes of marine worms, also in mussel beds (Ref. 2850). Mostly sedentary and territorial (Ref. 2850). Demersal spawners in nearshore habitats (Ref. 56049). 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).

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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 14.9 - 24.3, mean 22.3 (based on 117 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00330 - 0.03177), b=3.05 (2.80 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=5.5; Fec = 1,540).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .