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Medusablennius chani  Springer, 1966

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Medusablennius: Taken from Medusa, one of the three Gorgons, whose head with snakes turned him looked upon it into a stone + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335);  chani: Named for William L. Chan, the person who first noticed the distinctness of the species.

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Marine; pelagic-neritic.   Tropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Tuamotu Archipelago.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86957)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19. This species is distinguished by the following characters: no scales; 2 bones in the circumorbital ring, cirri on head numerous and complex; dorsal fin with more rays than spines; interopercle not extending posteriorly beyond its connection with the epihyal; ascending wing of the parasphenoid reaching the frontal; free dorsal margin to the upper lip; teeth restricted to a single series in each jaw, absent in vomer and palatines (Ref. 86957).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. 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).

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Springer, V.G., 1966. Medusablennius chani, a new genus and species of blennioid fish from the Tuamotu Archipelago: its implication on blennioid classification. Copeia 1966(1):56-60. (Ref. 86957)

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 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00328 - 0.01678), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .