Entomacrodus sealei Bryan & Herre, 1903
Seale's rockskipper
Entomacrodus sealei
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Mariana and Caroline Islands to the Line and Pitcairn Islands, south to Rapa; throughout Micronesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 16-17
Biology:  Adults are found in the intertidal zone of rocky shores, benches, and wave-swept seaward 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 March 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.07.92
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 04.06.15

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