Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Blenniinae
Etymology: Adelotremus: Name from Greek 'adelos' meaning concealed and 'trema' for hole, referring to the discovery of this fish hiding in a calcareous polychaete tube.; leptus: Name from Greek 'leptos' for thin or slender; referring to the slender body of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 89959). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Egypt.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19;
Vertebrae: 32. This species is distinguished by the following: D IX, 19; gill opening extending ventrally to opposite 5th or 6th dorsalmost pectoral-fin ray; 32 total vertebrae (Ref. 89959); cirri associated with most of (probably all) the dentary pores and several of the preopercular pores (Ref. 117352).
The species' slender body is well-suited for using as shelter abandoned calcareous polychaete tube, especially if protective cover is scarce. The type locality is mostly sand, broken shells and rubble with occasional seagrass beds (Ref. 89959). This species was also found to occupy empty shells of scaphopod mollusc Dentalium (Ref. 117352).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith-Vaniz, W.F. and J.M. Rose, 2012. Adelotremus leptus, a new genus and species of sabertooth blenny from the Red Sea (Teleostei: Blenniidae: Nemophini). Zootaxa 3249:39-46. (Ref. 89959)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00261 - 0.01211), b=3.04 (2.85 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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 (10 of 100) .