Chasmodes saburrae Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Florida blenny
Chasmodes saburrae
photo by Marotta, D.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 6 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: USA.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults are commonly found in clumps of oysters on mangrove roots and sea walls. 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 October 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 29.01.14
Checked by: Williams, Jeffrey T. - 05.10.95

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