Triplespot Blenny, Crossosalarias macrospilus Smith-Vaniz & Springer 1971


Other Names: Big Spot Blenny

A Triplespot Blenny, Crossosalarias macrospilus, at Chatan 2 Chome, Chatan-cho, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Source: Klaus Stiefel / Flickr . License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A pale blenny with reddish-brown to brownish rectangular blotches along the upper side fading to wards the rear, a large dark brown spot in front of the dorsal fin, a pair of dark pale-rimmed spots on the throat, and numerous whitish oval spots on the sides.

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Dianne J. Bray, Crossosalarias macrospilus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1057

Triplespot Blenny, Crossosalarias macrospilus Smith-Vaniz & Springer 1971

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Distribution

Yonge Reef to Mudjimba Island, QLD; tropical, west-central Pacific. Inhabits shallow, semi-exposed, hard-coral and rocky reefs with rich algal growth.

Biology

Like all Blenniidae, the sexes are separate (gonochoristic) and females spawn demersal, adhesive eggs into a nest.  The male parent guards the eggs until the larvae hatch.

Species Citation

Crossosalarias macrospilus Smith-Vaniz & Springer 1971, Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 73: 21, fig. 11. Type locality: Tautsina Island, Bougainville, Solomon Islands. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Triplespot Blenny, Crossosalarias macrospilus Smith-Vaniz & Springer 1971

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

McEachran, J., Patzner, R.A. & Williams, J. 2010. Crossosalarias macrospilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. . Downloaded on 08 September 2015.

Patzner, R.A., E.J. Gonçalves, P.A. Hastings & B.G. Kapoor (eds). 2009. The biology of blennies. Enfield, NH : Science Publishers, 482 pp.

Randall, J.E., 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 720 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. & Springer, V.G. 1971. Synopsis of the Tribe Salariini, with description of five new genera and three new species (Pisces : Blenniidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 73: 1-72 figs 1-50

Watson, W., 2009. Larval development in blennies. pp. 309-350. In Patzner, R.A., E.J. Gonçalves, P.A. Hastings & B.G. Kapoor (eds). The biology of blennies. Enfield, NH : Science Publishers, 482 pp.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37408018

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-25 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:10 cm TL

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