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Meiacanthus tongaensis  Smith-Vaniz, 1987

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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Blenniinae
Etymology: Meiacanthus: Greek, meion = less = lessen + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335);  tongaensis: Specific epithet refers to Tonga Is., where it appears to be endemic.

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino; rango de profundidad 0 - 16 m (Ref. 7401).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Pacific Ocean: apparently endemic to Tonga.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 54980)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 4; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 27-28; Espinas anales 2; Radios blandos anales: 17 - 18. Lunate caudal fin with elongated lobes in adults; yellowish green on head and dorsally on body, shading to light yellow ventrally; greenish yellow dorsal and anal fins, broad black stripe near dorsal fin base; caudal fin base and lobes greenish yellow with centroposterior part transparent with pale greenish yellow rays. Segmented caudal rays 11-12 (usually 11); lateral line terminating below 3rd to 7th dorsal soft rays (Ref. 54980).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

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

Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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

Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1987. The saber-toothed blennies, tribe Nemophini (Pisces: Bleniidae): an update. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 139:1-52. (Ref. 7401)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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