Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes
(Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae
(Clingfishes and singleslits) > Diademichthyinae
Etymology: Lepadichthys: Greek, lepas, -ados = limpet + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335); bilineatus: Name from Latin 'bilineatus'; referring to the two parallel bluish white lines that extend posteriorly across the head.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 103877). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Oman.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103877)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13. This species is distinguished by the following characters: origins of dorsal and anal fins are posterior on body and lacking a membrane connecting them to caudal fin; D 16; A 13; pectoral-fin rays 23; principal caudal-fin rays 10, total caudal-fin rays 18; gill rakers 10; head large, its length 3.1 in SL; body depth 8.0 in SL; disc single, its length 6.6 in SL and disc width 6.5 in SL. Colouration: when fresh the body grayish blue, grading ventrally and posteriorly to brownish orange, and to brownish red on about posterior fourth of body; two bluish white lines extending posteriorly, angling slightly ventrally from eye, one dorsally and one ventrally from eye; the pupil encircled by a distinct red ring, with a pale blue dash below; outer two-thirds of pectoral fins translucent yellowish, basal third of fin orangish brown, grading to red ventrally on chest; the disc yellow; dorsal and anal fins reddish yellow with a narrow pale blue-green margin and a maroon submarginal band (Ref. 103877).
Collected from a tide pool (Ref. 103877).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Craig, M.T., S.V. Bogorodsky, J.E. Randall and A.O. Mal, 2015. Lepadichthys bilineatus, a new species of clingfish from Oman, (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae), with a redescription of Lepadichthys erythraeus Briggs and Link from the Red Sea. Zootaxa 3990(1):113-122. (Ref. 103877)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .