Ecsenius randalli Springer, 1991
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 4 - 12 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-15. Pale brown with yellow-edged dark brown stripe connecting eyes and continuing from rear edge of eye to upper edge of opercle' large dark brown spot just above pectoral fin and 1-2 smaller spots just above (below first 5 dorsal spines), about 9 dark brown bars or vertically aligned pair of spots on side of body, and bluish abdomen. Fin deeply notched; cirrus present on posterior rim of anterior nostril; last lateral-line tube below 8th or 9th dorsal spines; body depth at anal-fin origin about 4.5-5.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  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: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 25 March 2009 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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