Teleostei (teleosts) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Labrisomidae
Etymology: Malacoctenus: Greek, malakos = soft + Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb (Ref. 45335); brunoi: Named for Mr. Bruno Álvares da Silva Lobo, from 1915 to 1923 director of Museu Nacional,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Southwestern Atlantic: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85053)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 20 - 22. This species is distinguished from its southwestern Atlantic congeners by the following set of characters: body elongated, its depth 19-22 % SL (vs. 23-25 % SL in M. triangulatus and 24-28 % SL in M. delalandei); lateral line scales typically 62-66 (vs. 50-53 in M. triangulatus and 51-53 in M. delalandei); presence of two longitudinal rows of dark brown spots aligned on sides of body (vs presence of dark, reverse-triangle shaped bars in M. triangulatus and presence somewhat irregular dark bars in M. delalandei) (Ref. 85053).
Occurs in shallow rocky reefs (Ref. 85053).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Guimarães, R.Z.P., G.W. Nunan and J.L. Gasparini, 2010. Malacoctenus brunoi sp. n. (Blennioidei: Labrisomidae), a new scaled-blenny from Trindade Island, off Brazil. Zootaxa 2567:50-56. (Ref. 85053)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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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=0.00912 (0.00394 - 0.02111), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).