Teleostei (teleosts) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Clinidae
Etymology: Cristiceps: Latin, crista = crest + Latin, ceps = head (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Kner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 20 - 60 m (Ref. 75154). Temperate
Indo-West Pacific: New South Wales to the Bass Strait region, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9002)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 30 - 32;
soft rays: 22 - 24. Pelvic fin rays thick, finger-like, reaching about halfway to anus (Ref. 9002). Variable from almost black to yellow-brown; adults with silvery-white blotches in series anteriorly on sides (Ref. 9002).
Found mostly in kelp (Ref. 9002).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kuiter, R.H., 1993. Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. University of Hawaii Press. Honolulu, Hawaii. 437 p. (Ref. 9002)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 14.6 - 21, mean 17.4 °C (based on 34 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00221 - 0.01193), 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
): 3.4 ±0.4 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).