Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Microdesmidae
(Wormfishes) > Microdesminae
Etymology: Cerdale: Greek, kerdoo, -oos, ous = the wary one, the wily one or the fox. Fishes of Alaska, Jordan and Evermann, 1898; personnal communication of Catherin W. Mecklenburg, California Acad, of Sciences; fasciata: fasciata = banded or striped, in reference to the striped coloration of the preserved fish.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Southwest Atlantic: endemic to Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40539)
Often found in tide pools in reef flats.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Dawson, C.E., 1974. A review of the Microdesmidae (Pisces: Gobioidea). 1. Cerdale and Clarkichthys with descriptions of three new species. Copeia 1974(2):409-448. (Ref. 40539)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .