Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Blenniinae
Etymology: Omobranchus: Greek, omo = shoulder + Greek, brangchia = gill (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36661)
(total): 12 - 14;
soft rays: 21 - 26. Head with wavy vertical lines, pale-rimmed dark spot just behind eye, oblique brownish bands, and curved white lines on side. Dorsal rays usually XIII, fin slightly notched between spinous and soft portions; 3 mandibular pores on each side; gill opening extending ventrally from slightly above pectoral-fin base to opposite 6th pectoral ray; head crest and cirri absent; last dorsal and anal rays attached by membrane to caudal fin; body depth about 5.8 in SL. Maximum size to 7.8 cm TL (Ref. 90102).
Western Pacific: Taiwan and Hong Kong to New Caledonia (Ref. 40966).
Adults inhabit shallow reefs, in crevices just below level of low tide (Ref. 36661). Found in tidepools and rocky shores, solitary or in small groups (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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R., 1997. The marine fishes of tropical Australia and south-east Asia. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia. 292 p. (Ref. 36661)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00245 - 0.01178), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .