Entomacrodus niuafoouensis (Fowler, 1932)
Tattoo-chin rockskipper
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Comoros to Easter Island, north to Ryukyu and Bonin Islands, south to Kermadec and Rapa Islands; Mariana in Micronesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 16-17. Intricate pattern on the chin of this species is distinctive (Ref. 37816).
Biology:  Adults occur in the intertidal zone of rocky shores, benches and surge seaward reefs (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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 March 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.07.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 29.08.94

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