Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Entomacrodus: Greek, ento = inside + Greek, makros = big + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980)
soft rays: 16 - 17. Single cirrus on each side of nape; 3-6 cirri on supraorbital tentacle; upper lip margin smooth medially, lateral 1/3 crenulate; body coloration light gray-brown, 6 short paired bars along sides of body, numerous, generally longitudinal, rows of white spots and dashes; head pale brown bearing 2 oblique black striations behind eye and brown band between, dorsally with numerous dark brown dots, and dark brown lines on ventral area. Dorsal spines XIII, 13-15 (rarely 13); anal rays usually 16; lateral line terminating below second and fourth dorsal soft rays; gill rakers 16-17 (Ref. 54980).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); 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).
Springer, V.G., 1967. Revision of the circumtropical shorefish genus Entomacrodus (Blennidae: Salariinae). Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 122(3582):150 p. (Ref. 40910)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00346 - 0.01664), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
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).