Salarias alboguttatus Kner, 1867
White-spotted blenny
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 8 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka to Samoa, north to southern Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 18-18
Biology:  Adults are found in shallow lagoon reefs, on algal covered rocks and rubble (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: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.12.96
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.02.14

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