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: Entomacrodus: Greek, ento = inside + Greek, makros = big + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335); lemuria: Named after Lemuria, a hypothetical continent, supposed to exist in the Indian Ocean and now represented by Madagascar and some adjacent islands.. More on author: Fricke.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 40894). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar, Mauritius, and Reunion.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40894)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 13 - 14;
soft rays: 16 - 17. Ventral margin of upper lip crenulate on lateral thirds; entire on central third; nape cirri present, simple; orbital cirri branched; 1 to 5, usually 3 to 5, preopercular pore positions with pairs or multiples of pores; subquadrate dark blotch present in humeral area on body; upper lip frequently with up to 15 alternating dark and 15 pale bands of subequal width, up to 7 of each above central, ventrally entire portion of lip; prominent, irregular dark mark on head just posterior to midpostorbital sensory pores.
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
Springer, V.G. and R.A. Fricke, 2000. Description of two new blenniid fish species: Entomacrodus lemuria from the western Indian Ocean and E. williamsi from the western Pacific Ocean. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 113(2):386-396. (Ref. 40894)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.4 - 28.4, mean 27.5 (based on 166 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00422 - 0.02162), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .