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; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 86942). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5296)
soft rays: 16 - 17;
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Dorsal fin XII.14 or 15, deeply notched between spinous and segmented-ray portions. Anal fin II,16 or 17. Pectoral fin 13 or 14 (rarely 14). Segmented caudal-fin rays 13. Vertebrae 10 + 22 or 23. Dentary incisor teeth which includes anterior canine teeth very similar in appearance with incisors, 43-51; posterior dentary canines 1 on each side. Lateral line lacking pairs of pores, terminating posteriorly at point between verticals from dorsal-fin spines 8 and 11. With cirrus on
posterior rim of anterior nostril; absent on anterior rim. With bilateral pair of dark spots on the
ventrolateral surface of the head in both males and females, and a dark, somewhat diffused, spot in the pectoral-fin axil. Lateral line generally extending slightly further posteriorly.
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
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.7 - 29.5, mean 27.4 (based on 386 cells).
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) .