Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Entomacrodus: Greek, ento = inside + Greek, makros = big + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 90102). Subtropical
Western Pacific: South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.8 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
soft rays: 16 - 18. Pale olive grey with 3 broad, dusky bands radiating from eye, series of H-shaped dark bars on side of body, and large black spot distally between first and second dorsal spines. Dorsal fin deeply notched; anal rays rarely 16; pectoral rays usually 14; pelvic spine not visible externally; last lateral-line tube below 10th dorsal spine to caudal peduncle; nape with 1 cirrus on each side; supraorbital tentacle blade-like without cirri; anterior nostril cirri present posteriorly; upper lip margin crenulate medially; body depth at anal-fin origin about 5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Adults are found on exposed rocky coasts in the intertidal zone to 3 m deep (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., 1967. Revision of the circumtropical shorefish genus Entomacrodus (Blennidae: Salariinae). Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 122(3582):150 p. (Ref. 40910)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.1 - 29.2, mean 28.8 (based on 988 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00332 - 0.01655), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .