Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Dactyloscopidae
Etymology: Dactyloscopus: Greek, daktylos = finger + Greek, skopein = to look (Ref. 45335); metoecus: metoecus means stranger or resident alien, in allusion to its infrequent occurrence in collection (Ref. 48586)
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - 18 m (Ref. 48586), usually - 8 m (Ref. 48586). Tropical; 0°C -
Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 2 - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL (female)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Dawson, C.E., 1975. Studies on eastern Pacific sand stargazers (Pisces: Dactyloscopidae) 2. Genus Dactyloscopus), with descriptions of new species and subspecies. Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Ang. Cty. 22:1-61. (Ref. 48586)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.3 - 29.1, mean 28.2 °C (based on 56 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .