Teleostei (teleosts) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Entomacrodus: Greek, ento = inside + Greek, makros = big + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Herre.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 90102). Subtropical
Western Pacific: South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.8 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
soft rays: 16 - 18. Pale olive grey with 3 broad, dusky bands radiating from eye, series of H-shaped dark bars on side of body, and large black spot distally between first and second dorsal spines. Dorsal fin deeply notched; anal rays rarely 16; pectoral rays usually 14; pelvic spine not visible externally; last lateral-line tube below 10th dorsal spine to caudal peduncle; nape with 1 cirrus on each side; supraorbital tentacle blade-like without cirri; anterior nostril cirri present posteriorly; upper lip margin crenulate medially; body depth at anal-fin origin about 5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Adults are found on exposed rocky coasts in the intertidal zone to 3 m deep (Ref. 90102). 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., 1967. Revision of the circumtropical shorefish genus Entomacrodus (Blennidae: Salariinae). Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 122(3582):150 p. (Ref. 40910)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 25.1 - 29.2, mean 28.8 °C (based on 988 cells).
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).