Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Glyptoparus: Greek, glyptes = carver + Greek, paros, pareos = incomplete (Ref. 45335). More on author: Smith.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - 8 m (Ref. 90102), usually - 3 m (Ref. 89972). Tropical; 0°C - ; 30°N - 23°S, 39°E - 140°W
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Rotuma, north to the Ryukyu and Bonin islands, south to Rowley Shoals and the Great Barrier Reef. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
Adults are found in pairs or in small groups in dead reefs with algal turf (Ref. 90102) and in mixed coral and sand areas of clear outer lagoon reefs (Ref. 9710). 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).
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.5 - 29.3, mean 28.5 °C (based on 2261 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00335 - 0.01640), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 200 [98, 438] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.14 [0.65, 2.03] mg/100g ; Protein = 18 [17, 19] % ; Omega3 = 0.111 [0.054, 0.216] g/100g ; Selenium = 24.7 [11.1, 56.2] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 76.4 [20.7, 288.4] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.75 [1.69, 4.59] mg/100g (wet weight);