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Parablennius ruber  (Valenciennes, 1836)

Portuguese blenny
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Parablennius: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 20 m (Ref. 5981), usually 5 - ? m (Ref. 5981).   Subtropical

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Eastern Atlantic: except for old citations, Parablennius ruber is only mentioned as being observed in Portuguese waters (mainland Portugal, Azores, and Madeira). This is probably due to the recent date of the revalidation of the species. An analysis of data from other populations that have been considered as Parablennius gattorugine is needed to establish the distribution of Parablennius ruber.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 6 - ? cm
Max length : 14.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44329)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit rocky shores (Ref. 5981). Solitary or in groups or 5 to 15 (Ref. 5981). 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).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Zander, C.D., 1986. Blenniidae. p. 1096-1112. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, volume 3. UNESCO, Paris. (Ref. 5981)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00510 - 0.01872), b=3.00 (2.84 - 3.16), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .