Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Praealticus: Latin, prae = in front of + Latin, altus, alticus = nutritious. More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Western Central Pacific.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19 - 21. Color in life unknown. Preserved specimen with vertically elongate blotch behind eye; ca. 10 bifurcate bars on body and dark spots on anterior body. Dorsal fin deeply notched; segmented caudal rays typically 13-14, middle 2-8 (typically 5-8)branched; supraorbital tentacle pinnately branched; nape cirri absent; posterior rim of anterior nostril with small cirrus (typically unbranched); upper lip margin laterally crenulate; males with occipital crest; last dorsal ray and caudal peduncle connected by membrane; body elongate, depth at anal-fin origin ca. 7.0 in SL. Maximum length, 6 cm TL (Ref. 90102).
Adults inhabit rocky shores (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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
Springer, V.G., 2001. Blennidae. Blennies (combtooth and sabertooth blennies). p. 3538-3546. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 12848)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.3 - 29.3, mean 28.8 °C (based on 1038 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00331 - 0.03162), b=3.05 (2.79 - 3.31), 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 (12 of 100) .