Blackass Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius lividanalis Chapman & Schultz 1952


Other Names: Blackass Blenny

A Blackass Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius lividanalis, at Pavuvu Island, Solomon Islands, Nov 2014. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A comb-tooth blenny with two colour forms, both with a black spot around the anus. One colour form has a blue head, a yellow body and iris. The other form is dusky (or rarely overall yellow), with a bluish-white iris, a yellow dorsal surface and a yellow tail.
Great video footage of Blackass Combtooth Blennies at Ghavutu Island, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands - showing both colour forms.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Ecsenius lividanalis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1063

Blackass Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius lividanalis Chapman & Schultz 1952

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Distribution

The Kimberley region, Western Australia,  Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and Cobourg Peninsula to Truant Island, Northern Territory. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, west Pacific: Philippines, Indonesia, Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. Inhabits lagoons and sheltered coastal reefs to 12 m.

Species Citation

Ecsenius lividanalis Chapman & Schultz 1952, Proceedings of the United States National Museum 102(3310): 517. Type locality: Munda, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Blackass Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius lividanalis Chapman & Schultz 1952

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.

Chapman, W.M. & Schultz, L.P. 1952. Review of the fishes of the blennioid genus Ecsenius, with descriptions of five new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 102(3310): 507-528 figs 90-96 See ref at BHL

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293

McKinney, J.F. & Springer, V.G. 1976. Four new species of the fish genus Ecsenius with notes on other species of the genus (Blenniidae : Salariini). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 236: 1-27 figs 1-11

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. 1972. Additions to revisions of the blenniid fish genera Ecsenius and Entomacrodus, with descriptions of three new species of Ecsenius. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 134: 1-13 figs 1-3

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. 1991. Ecsenius randalli, a new species of blenniid fish from Indonesia, with notes on other species of Ecsenius. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 39(12): 100-113.

Springer, V.G. & Randall, J.E. 1999. Ecsenius polystictus, new species of blenniid fish from Mentawai Islands, Indonesia, with notes on other species of Ecsenius. Revue Française d'Aquariologie et Herpétologie 26: 39-48 figs 1-20

Williams, J.T. 2014. Ecsenius lividanalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T48342250A48392178. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T48342250A48392178.en. Downloaded on 11 June 2019.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37408026

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-12 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5 cm TL

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