Ecsenius polystictus Springer & Randall, 1999
Dotted coralblenny
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  4.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 15 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Instead of having pale spots in the body, E. stictus and E. polystictus have small black spots (Ref. 48636).
Biology:  Are closely related to Ecsenius yaeyamaensis and look most similar to E. stictus from the Great Barrier Reef (Ref. 48636). 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). Minimum depth of 5 m reported from Ref. 90102.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 March 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 01.10.03
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 04.02.14

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