Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Chaenopsidae
(Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Etymology: Chaenopsis: Greek, chaeno = to yawn + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Poey.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 5 m (Ref. 9710), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida, USA and the Bahamas to Cuba.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Inhabits worm tubes in seagrass beds, often in turbid inshore waters. Usually solitary. Very territorial (Ref. 9710). Occasionally found to depths of 12 m (Ref. 26938).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.1 - 28.2, mean 27.5 °C (based on 539 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [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), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 113 [66, 217] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.722 [0.438, 1.154] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.7 [17.7, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.116 [0.070, 0.194] g/100g ; Selenium = 29.8 [15.7, 55.4] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 115 [42, 298] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.78 [1.21, 2.59] mg/100g (wet weight);