Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Alticus: Latin, altus = nutritious (Ref. 45335); orientalis: Named for its locality, in the Orient.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwestern Pacific: Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86946)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 26. This species has the following characters: possess a low but thick and distinct median crest extending from posterior part of interorbital space to above posterior preopercular margin; nuchal cirri absent; gill membranes connected with each other across the throat; head and body entirely naked. Colour after preservation brownish dark with ventral side of head and belly pale, entire head without dark spots or markings, side of body with several dark, ill-defined transverse blotches, with about 10 dark blotches on back, dorsal fin narrowly margined with white, distal part of spinous portion of the fin darker, soft part crossed by 7 ill-defined transverse dark bands which are continued from blotches on back, anal fin with pale ill-defined longitudinal band near base, distal part of membranes between anal fin-rays pale, membranes of caudal and pectoral fins are translucent, ventral fins dusky on dorsal side, paler on opposite side (Ref. 86946).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tomiyama, I., 1955. Notes on some fishes, including one new genus and three new species from Japan, the Ryukyus and Pescadores. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 4(1/2/3):1-15. (Ref. 86946)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00325 - 0.03220), b=3.05 (2.79 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .