Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Chaenopsidae
(Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Etymology: Neoclinus: Greek,neos = new + Greek, klinein, kline = sloping and bed, due to the four apophyses of sphenoid bone (Ref. 45335); uninotatus: Neoclinus new Clinus ; uninotatus one mark, for the single ocellatus (Ref. 4930).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 27 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical; 39°N - 27°N, 124°W - 114°W
Eastern Pacific: Bodega Bay in northern California, USA to northern Baja California, Mexico.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 8.9  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 43439)
Usually occurs on bottom along coast and in bays. Lives inside objects, including bottles, cans, and tires.
Females lay eggs in abandoned boring clam holes, under rocks, in beer containers, and other containers. Males guard the eggs until they hatch (Ref. 43439).
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 12.8 - 19, mean 15.9 °C (based on 43 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00184 - 0.01190), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=1; tmax=7; Fec = 600).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .