Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Blenniinae
Etymology: Adelotremus: Name from Greek 'adelos' meaning concealed and 'trema' for hole, referring to the discovery of this fish hiding in a calcareous polychaete tube.; deloachi: Named for Ned DeLoach, in recognition and appreciation of his books, magazine articles and photographs that celebrate the beauty and diversity of reef fishes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 10 - 17 m (Ref. 117352). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117352); 2.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19;
Vertebrae: 35. This species is distinguished from A. leptus by the following characters: D X (vs. IX); vertebrae 12 + 23 (vs. 13 + 19); mid-dorsal supratemporal pores 2 (vs. 1); males with a conspicuous blue ocellus between dorsal-fin spines, absent in females (Ref. 117352).
Occurs on sandy bottom; sticks halfway out of holes and when spooked, disappears down into its hole (Ref. 117352). Caught by hand net or clove oil (Ref. 117352).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 2017. A new species of the fangblenny Adelotremus from Indonesia, with supplemental description of A. leptus (Teleostei: Blenniidae: Nemophini). Zootaxa 4258(2):179-186. (Ref. 117352)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00261 - 0.01211), b=3.04 (2.85 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .