Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > 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
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 5 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical; 8°S - 9°S, 119°E - 120°E
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Indian Ocean: Indonesia, Komodo Island, Slawi Bay (Ref. 87904).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87904)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
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
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .