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Meiacanthus anema  (Bleeker, 1852)

Threadless blenny
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Papua New Guinea country information

Common names: Threadless blenny
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Also Ref. 90102. Recorded from Meiro R., Madang, Umboi Is. (Ref. 6192), Kiriwina Is. and the Maiwara R. mouth of west of Alotau (Ref. 6771). Occurs in estuarine and freshwater habitats, frequently where mangroves are abundant; in coastal creeks, it is usually found within 2-3 km of the sea (Ref. 2847).
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/pp.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.spc.org.nc/coastfish/Countries/PNG/png.htm
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Allen, G.R., 1991
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Blenniinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 7.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847)

Environment

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 59012); depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 86942)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred ?; 19°N - 21°S

Distribution

Asia and Oceania: Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and New Hebrides, Vanuatu. Reported from New Caledonia (Ref. 13235).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-24; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 16 - 19

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur in estuaries and freshwater habitats, frequently where mangrove are abundant. Presence of toxic buccal glands associated with the grooved canines. This is avoided by predators which even reject it unharmed if they try to ingest it. 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). Both fang and venom gland is present (Ref. 57406).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 57406)



Human uses

Aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.4   ±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 (18 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown