Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Ecsenius: Greek, exenios, -os, -on = uncontrolled, immoderate.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: known only from Maldives.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272)
(total): 12 - 13;
soft rays: 15 - 16;
Vertebrae: 31 - 32. Dorsal fin XII or XIII,13 or 14 (rarely XIII); Incised spinous and segmented-ray portions. Anal fin II,15 or 16. Pectoral fin 12-14 (typically 13). Segmented caudal-fin rays 13. Vertebrae 10 + 21 or 22. Dentary incisor teeth which includes anterior canines very similar in appearance from incisors, 46-51 in males and 48-53 in females, averaging more in females than males; posterior canines 0 or 1 (usually 1). Lateral line lacking vertical pairs of pores, extending posteriorly to point between vertical from interspace between 9th and 10th dorsal-fin spines and vertical from 11th spine (usually reaching to or beyond 10th spine). With cirrus on posterior rim of anterior nostril; absent on anterior rim. Distinct, dark stripe on pectoral-fin base entering fin between 7th and 8th from dorsalmost rays; dark, curving stripe on opercle extending dorsally to, or almost to, dark spot (remnant of a dark postorbital stripe) at dorsal margin of opercle (Ref. 5296).
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., 1988. The Indo-Pacific blenniid fish genus Ecsenius. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. (465):134 p. (Ref. 5296)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00330 - 0.01663), b=3.00 (2.80 - 3.20), 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 (10 of 100) .