Teleostei (teleosts) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Parablennius: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, blennios = mucus (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Richardson.
Junior synonym Parablennius maoricus (Kner, 1864), is considered valid in Patzner et al., 2009:458.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; benthopelagic. Temperate
Eastern Indian Ocean (Australia) to Southwest Pacific (New Zealand).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9002)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19 - 20. Dorsal fin with slight notch over posterior spines; caudal and pectoral fins rounded. Pale to ash-grey in color; young with moderate-sized dark blotches along sides; adults finely spotted (Ref. 9002).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Adults are found in rock pools and shallow estuaries, commonly under jetties along tops of pylons (Ref. 9002). 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).
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
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 14.2 - 22.8, mean 17.8 °C (based on 394 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
): 2.8 ±0.1 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).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 78.9 [37.3, 158.6] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.36 [0.21, 0.69] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.5 [16.4, 18.5] % ; Omega3 = 0.392 [0.166, 0.866] g/100g ; Selenium = 7.97 [3.19, 19.57] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 32.7 [9.2, 109.1] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.22 [0.81, 1.82] mg/100g (wet weight);