Meiacanthus abruptus, Komodo fangblenny

Meiacanthus abruptus Smith-Vaniz & Allen, 2011

Komodo fangblenny
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> Blenniiformes (Blennies) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Blenniinae
Etymology: Meiacanthus: Greek, meion = less = lessen + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335);  abruptus: From the Latin abruptus, meaning broken off, in allusion to the mid-lateral stripe that abruptly ends on the caudal-fin base. The name is here used as a noun in apposition (Ref. 87904).

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

; marino asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 1 - 5 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 8°S - 9°S, 119°E - 120°E

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Indian Ocean: Indonesia, Komodo Island, Slawi Bay (Ref. 87904).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 87904)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

A species of Meiacanthus (subgenus Meiacanthus) with major portion of dentary gland dorsally positioned and held in place laterally by dorsolateral flange of dentary; dorsal fin IV, 25 or 26; color pattern characterized by a single black mid-lateral stripe that is bluntly rounded at its terminus on the caudal-fin base; dorsal fin pale distally with a wide black proximal stripe; white or yellow stripe above and below dark mid-lateral stripe; belly and flanks pale to rich yellow (Ref. 87904).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit sheltered bays, along mangrove and rocky shores (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 Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Colaboradores

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. and G.R. Allen, 2011. Three new species of the fangblenny genus Meiacanthus from Indonesia, with color photographs and comments on other species (Teleostei: Blenniidae: Nemophini). Zootaxa 3046:39-58. (Ref. 87904)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Vulnerable, ver lista roja de la UICN (VU) (B2ab(iii)); Date assessed: 23 March 2012

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Alto, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo inferior a 15 meses ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .