Lined Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius lineatus Klausewitz 1962


Other Names: Linear Blenny, Lined Blenny, Lined Comb-tooth, Lined Combtooth-blenny, Lined Coralblenny

A Lined Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius lineatus, at Hyotan Island, Ogasawara, Japan - depth 12 m. Source: orangkucing / http://orangkucing.tumblr.com/. License: CC BY Attribution-ShareAlike

Summary:
A combtooth blenny with a greyish back and a white lower half, and a broad dark brown to black stripe along the head and body (sometimes made up of rectangular blotches), bordered by a bright yellow stripe.

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Dianne J. Bray, Ecsenius lineatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1062

Lined Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius lineatus Klausewitz 1962

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Distribution

North West Cape, Western Australia, and Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea. Elsewhere, the species occurs in the tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.
Inhabits coastal reef patches and offshore reef slopes.

Features

Dorsal fin XII-XIII, 16-18; anal fin II, 18-20; Pectoral fin 12-14; Pelvic fin I, 3.
Long cirrus only on posterior margin of anterior nostril; last lateral-line tube below 9th-11th dorsal-fin spine.

Species Citation

Ecsenius lineatus Klausewitz, 1962, Senckenberg. Biol. 43(2): 145. Type localty: Fadiffulu Atoll, Maldive Islands.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

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Lined Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius lineatus Klausewitz 1962

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.

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls.

Klausewitz, W. 1962. Escenius lineatus n. sp. von den Malediven (Pisces, Blenniidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 43(2): 145-147.

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

Springer, V.G. 1971. Revision of the fish genus Ecsenius (Blenniidae, Blenniinae, Salariini). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 72: 1-74 figs 1-36

Springer, V.G. 1988. The Indo-Pacific Blenniid fish genus Ecsenius. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 465: 1-134 figs 1-68 pls 1-14

Springer, V.G. & Allen, G.R. 2004. Ecsenius caeruliventris and E. shirleyae, two new species of blenniid fishes from Indonesia, and new distribution records for other species of Ecsenius. Zootaxa 791: 1-12.

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. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH, USA. 482 pp.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37408025

Depth:1-28 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:9 cm TL

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