Salarias ramosus Bath, 1992
Starry blenny
Salarias ramosus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies), subfamily: Salariinae
Max. size:  14 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines to northwestern Australia.
Diagnosis:  White frills on the head; dark brown body with numerous small pearly spots and few white blotches over back (Ref. 48636).
Biology:  Adults occur in shallow, protected inshore reefs and in estuaries to depths of about 15 m (Ref. 48636); also on sand-weed areas on rocky outcrops. They form small groups, usually seen near reef rubble margins of coral reefs (Ref. 48636). Also found solitary on rock or coral outcrops (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). Minimum depth of 1 m reported from Ref. 90102.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 March 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.04.02
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.03.15

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