Entomacrodus cymatobiotus Schultz & Chapman, 1960
Pacific rockskipper
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  2.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Caroline, Marshall, Kermadec, Line, and Tuamoto Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-15
Biology:  Adults are found in surf-swept seaward reefs. 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: 25 March 2009 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.07.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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