Stanulus seychellensis Smith, 1959
Seychelle's blenny
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 8 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Seychelles, Mauritius and RĂ©union (Ref. 33390) to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Taiwan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 10-12
Biology:  Adults inhabit surge areas of exposed outer reef flats and 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: 28 March 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.07.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.02.14

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