Bartail Blenny, Entomacrodus caudofasciatus (Regan 1909)

Other Names: Tail-barred Rockskipper

A Bartail Blenny, Entomacrodus caudofasciatus, from Maricaban Island, Batangas, Philippines, 2014, USNM 431993. Source: Jeffrey T. Williams, Division of Fishes, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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Bartail Blenny, Entomacrodus caudofasciatus (Regan 1909)

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean within the Australian EEZ.
Inhabits rocky intertidal shorelines, benches, outer reef flats, and reef margins subject to some degree of wave action.

Species Citation

Salarias caudofasciatus Regan 1909, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1909: 405, pl. 66 (fig. 3). Type locality: Christmas Island.


Bray, D.J. 2017


Australian Faunal Directory

Bartail Blenny, Entomacrodus caudofasciatus (Regan 1909)


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CAAB Code:37408105

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-3 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:6.2 cm SL

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