Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Chaenopsidae
(Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Etymology: Acanthemblemaria: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, emblema, -atos, anything that is nailed, knocked in; also anything with bass or high relief (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Myers & Reid.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 5 m (Ref. 11482). Tropical; 24°N - 5°N, 113°W - 76°W (Ref. 56269)
Eastern Central Pacific: Costa Rica and Panama.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482)
Inhabits empty worm and tube mollusk tubes on rocky reefs. Feeds on zooplankton.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson, 1994. Fishes of the tropical eastern Pacific. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 332 p. (Ref. 11482)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.9 - 29.1, mean 28.2 °C (based on 113 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00184 - 0.01190), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 168 [81, 345] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.944 [0.546, 1.754] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [17.0, 19.3] % ; Omega3 = 0.143 [0.072, 0.287] g/100g ; Selenium = 20.4 [8.7, 45.4] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 406 [130, 1,223] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.08 [1.29, 3.30] mg/100g (wet weight);