Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Chaenopsidae
(Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Etymology: Chaenopsis: Greek, chaeno = to yawn + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Poey.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 5 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical
Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida, USA and the Bahamas to Cuba.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Inhabits worm tubes in seagrass beds, often in turbid inshore waters. Usually solitary. Very territorial (Ref. 9710). Occasionally found to depths of 12 m (Ref. 26938).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.1 - 28.2, mean 27.5 °C (based on 539 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 113 [66, 217] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.722 [0.438, 1.154] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.7 [17.7, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.116 [0.070, 0.194] g/100g ; Selenium = 29.8 [15.7, 55.4] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 115 [42, 298] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.78 [1.21, 2.59] mg/100g (wet weight);