Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Clinidae
Etymology: metzi: Named after W.P. Gibbons, an early naturalist from Alameda, California and C.W. Metz, perceptive student of the genus Gibbonsia (Ref. 6885, 27436). More on author: Hubbs.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 9 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical; 51°N - 27°N, 129°W - 114°W
Eastern Pacific: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada to central Baja California, Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found among seaweeds, especially in tide pools and kelp.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 10.7 - 19, mean 15.4 °C (based on 84 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00213 - 0.01129), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on diet studies.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .