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Meiacanthus grammistes  (Valenciennes, 1836)

Striped poison-fang blenny
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Blenniinae
Etymology: Meiacanthus: Greek, meion = less = lessen + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 1 - 20 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?; 30°N - 24°S

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Western Pacific: Indochina to Papua New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northwestern Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. Replaced by Meiacanthus kamoharai in southern Japan.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 4; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 25-28; Espinas anales 2; Radios blandos anales: 14 - 16. Identified by the lined pattern on the body that ends in spots on the tail-fin base (Ref. 48636).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

A solitary species found in sheltered lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710, 48636). Several adults together occasionally in close vicinity to each other (Ref. 48636). 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). Several geographical variations and is mimicked by another blenny Petroscirtes breviceps (Ref. 48636). Both fang and venom gland are present (Ref. 57406).

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

Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 1602)




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Acuario: Comercial
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