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Scartichthys variolatus  (Valenciennes, 1836)

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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: Scartichthys: Greek, skaritis, -idos = a jewel stone with the colour of the fish scarus (Ref. 45335);  variolatus: Latin, variola = smallpox or spotted; refers to the pattern of spots on the head and body (Ref. 10696).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 9 m (Ref. 10696).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 25°S - 35°S, 83°W - 76°W (Ref. 89357)

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Southeast Pacific: Desventuradas Is. and Juan Fernández Is. (Ref. 89357).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10696)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19 - 20. Dentary incisors 80-93; segmented dorsal-fin rays 18; pupil-size black spot on first and sometimes second interspinal membrane; and pupil-size white spots (brownish red in life) on head and body.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on rocky bottoms. 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).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Williams, J.T., 1990. Phylogenetic relationships and revision of the blenniid fish genus Scartichthys. Smith. Contrib. Zool. 492:1-30. (Ref. 10696)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00329 - 0.01670), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .