Teleostei (teleosts) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Hypsoblennius: Greek, hypsi = high + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Lesueur.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Temperate; 46°N - 18°N, 98°W - 62°W
Western Atlantic: New Jersey (occasionally Nova Scotia in Canada) to Texas, including southern Florida in USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
(total): 11 - 13;
spines: 2. Gill opening extending ventrally to opposite 7th-11th pectoral-fin ray; segmented dorsal-fin rays 13-16; segmented pelvic-fin rays 3; last dorsal-fin spine 8.5-15.5% SL; dorsal-fin spines robust and stiff; no elongate fleshy flap present posteriorly on lower lip; infraorbital bones 5-5; upper lip without free dorsal margin extending around snout; fleshy lobes of lower lip almost linear in lateral view and separated anterioventrally by a broad smooth area; bony interorbital width comparatively wider; dark spot usually present in spinous dorsal fin and centered on second spine; mandibular pores 4.
Adults inhabit oyster reefs and rocky shores. 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).
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 12.5 - 26.1, mean 23.7 °C (based on 188 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00338 - 0.01626), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 51.5 [16.8, 99.3] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.286 [0.140, 0.560] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.4 [17.1, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.233 [0.105, 0.504] g/100g ; Selenium = 5.02 [1.83, 13.23] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 86 [18, 428] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.1 [0.7, 1.8] mg/100g (wet weight);