Teleostei (teleosts) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Entomacrodus: Greek, ento = inside + Greek, makros = big + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic. Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Tuamoto Islands, French Polynesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28618)
soft rays: 17 - 18. One cirrus on each side of nape; 5-8 cirri on supraorbital tentacle; completely crenulate upper lip margin; body coloration white with fine flecks on dorsal area of small, dull orange blotches; along sides of body is a series of 7 faint gray blotches with somewhat orange and blackish dots; fine reticular pattern of dull orange on head. Dorsal spines XIII, 16-17 (typically 16); anal rays typically 18; lateral line terminating below 10th and 11th dorsal spine; gill rakers 16-19 (Ref. 54980).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Adults are found along exposed rocky shores (Ref. 54980). 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., J.T. Williams and T.M. Orrell, 1991. Catalog of type specimens of recent fishes in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 2: Blenniidae. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 519:28. (Ref. 10697)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
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
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
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).