Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Ecsenius: Greek, exenios, -os, -on = uncontrolled, immoderate.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 86942). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5296)
soft rays: 16 - 17;
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Dorsal fin XII.14 or 15, deeply notched between spinous and segmented-ray portions. Anal fin II,16 or 17. Pectoral fin 13 or 14 (rarely 14). Segmented caudal-fin rays 13. Vertebrae 10 + 22 or 23. Dentary incisor teeth which includes anterior canine teeth very similar in appearance with incisors, 43-51; posterior dentary canines 1 on each side. Lateral line lacking pairs of pores, terminating posteriorly at point between verticals from dorsal-fin spines 8 and 11. With cirrus on
posterior rim of anterior nostril; absent on anterior rim. With bilateral pair of dark spots on the
ventrolateral surface of the head in both males and females, and a dark, somewhat diffused, spot in the pectoral-fin axil. Lateral line generally extending slightly further posteriorly.
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
Springer, V.G., 1988. The Indo-Pacific blenniid fish genus Ecsenius. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. (465):134 p. (Ref. 5296)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.7 - 29.5, mean 27.4 (based on 386 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00337 - 0.01633), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .