Teleostei (teleosts) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Labrisomidae
Etymology: Labrisomus: Greek, labrax, -akos = a fish, Dicentrarchus labrax+ Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 4 m (Ref. 43466). Tropical
West Atlantic: Brazil (Ref. 43466); reported in Panama and Yucatan (Benjamin Victor, pers.comm. 12/09).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43466); 10.3 cm SL (female)
Occurs on rocky bottom with algal growth. Forages on benthic and algae-dwelling crustaceans, mostly amphipods. Males defend territories and probably tend harems. Sexually dimorphic, red color on head and fore-body of males displayed during breeding season (Ref. 43466).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sazima, I., J.L. Gasparini and R.L. Moura, 2002. Labrisomus cricota, a new scaled blenny from the coast of Brazil (Perciformes: Labrisomidae). aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 5(3):127-132. (Ref. 43466)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 26.4 - 28.1, mean 27.5 °C (based on 380 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00399 - 0.02083), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 124 [68, 230] mg/100g; Iron = 0.8 [0.5, 1.4] mg/100g; Protein = 18.9 [17.8, 20.0] %; Omega3 = 0.133 [0.076, 0.231] g/100g; Selenium = 14.8 [7.1, 30.6] μg/100g; VitaminA = 190 [59, 620] μg/100g; Zinc = 2.14 [1.41, 3.09] mg/100g (wet weight);