Andamia reyi (Sauvage, 1880)
Suckerlip blenny
photo by Shao, K.T.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Christmas Island (Ref. 30874) and the Andaman Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean, the Philippines (Ref. 280), and Taiwan (Ref. 5193).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 14-15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-20; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 23-24. Description: Dorsal fin XIV-XV, 19-20, spines with filamentous tips, the 2nd dorsal spine elongated particularly in males; anal fin II, 23-24; pectoral rays 15; pelvic fin I,4; unbranched caudal rays; last anal ray bound to caudal fin by a membrane. Mouth with numerous movable jaw teeth; crenulated lips margin; lower lip with fleshy disc, cup-shaped. Males with occipital crest, eye tentacle small and branched. Body elongate; depth at anal fin origin 7.8-8.2 in SL. Body with chevron dark markings; dorsal spots white along the back; eyebar oblique, behind the eye (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Intertidal, found in rocky shorelines (Ref. 90102). 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 23 March 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 30.03.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 21.01.14

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