Salarias sinuosus

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Salarias sinuosus
Salarias sinuosus (Fringelip blenny).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Blenniidae
Genus: Salarias
Species:
S. sinuosus
Binomial name
Salarias sinuosus
Snyder, 1908

Salarias sinuosus, known commonly as the fringelip blenny or the crinkle-lipped blenny,[1] is a species of combtooth blenny found in coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. This species reaches a length of 6 centimetres (2.4 in) TL.[2]

Description[edit]

A small fish, with maximum recorded size of about 6 cm. Body depth about 5.0 to 5,8 in length, supraorbital cirri long and unbranched, small cirri at nape. Lower lip margin smooth, upper lip crenulated. Dorsal fin notched between spiny and rayed sections, dorsal and anal fins attached to base of caudal fin by a membrane. Adult males have elongated anterior rays on the anal fin. Colour variable. Sides and back brown with eight darker brown bars and a row of small blue spots with dark outlines. The belly is reddish with four rows of closely spaced elongated whitish spots.[3]

Distribution[edit]

Western Pacific[3]

Habitat[edit]

Usually seen on tidal pools on coral reefs.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common names for Salarias sinuosus at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Salarias sinuosus" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  3. ^ a b c Randall, John E.; Allen, Gerald R.; Steene, Roger C. (1997). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea (second ed.). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 0 8248 1895 4.