Teleostei (teleosts) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Ecsenius: Greek, exenios, -os, -on = uncontrolled, immoderate.
More on authors: Chapman & Schultz.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical; 16°N - 15°S
Pacific Ocean: Micronesia, Gilbert Islands, Rotuma, Samoa. Recently reported from Wallis Island (Ref. 50537) and from the Philippines (Ref. 37603).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
Adults occur in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs from below the surge zone to at least 30 m, where they typically rest between corals, sides of crevices or shallow caves. 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. 126983)
Threat to humans
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