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Ecsenius polystictus  Springer & Randall, 1999

Dotted coralblenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Ecsenius: Greek, exenios, -os, -on = uncontrolled, immoderate.   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 15 m (Ref. 46206).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Instead of having pale spots in the body, E. stictus and E. polystictus have small black spots (Ref. 48636).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Indian Ocean: Indonesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Are closely related to Ecsenius yaeyamaensis and look most similar to E. stictus from the Great Barrier Reef (Ref. 48636). 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). Minimum depth of 5 m reported from Ref. 90102.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.), 2003. Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of March 2003. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in March 2003.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00514 - 0.02340), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.