Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Clinidae
Etymology: montereyensis: Named after the location for an early collection of this species (Ref. 27436).
More on author: Hubbs.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 21 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical; 51°N - 27°N, 129°W - 114°W
Eastern Pacific: British Columbia, Canada to northern Baja California, Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
(total): 34 - 36;
soft rays: 23 - 28;
Vertebrae: 49 - 51. Caudal rounded (Ref. 6885). Color variable with several phases, reddish, green, dark and silver bars, which intermix freely; there is usually a strong dark ocellus above the lateral line canal behind the pectoral fin and there may be additionally several series of dark spots of various intensities; fins weakly pigmented at bases, anal and pectorals most so; head often with pigment bars radiating from eye (Ref. 6885).
Occurs in inshore rocky areas in algae, usually on exposed coast.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 10.7 - 19, mean 15.4 °C (based on 85 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00221 - 0.01193), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.2 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .