Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Dactyloscopidae
Etymology: Dactyloscopus: Greek, daktylos = finger + Greek, skopein = to look (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 22 m (Ref. 46206), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Eastern Pacific Ocean from Nicaragua to Ecuador.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13293)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Dactyloscopus fimbriatus is distinguished from Dactyloscopus elongatus
by several features: including number of upper lip fimbriae 15-19, mean = 17.4 (vs. 13-17, mean = 15.0); number of segmented anal-fin rays 36-39, modally 37 (vs. 38-41, modally 39); number of preopercular canal pores mean = 14.8 (vs. 8.6); some body proportions; coloration with distinct markings (vs. weak to absent) (Ref. 82814).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nelson, J.S., E.J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-Pérez, L.T. Findley, C.R. Gilbert, R.N. Lea and J.D. Williams, 2004. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. American Fisheries Society, Special Publication 29, Bethesda, Maryland. ix, 386 p. + 1 CD. (Ref. 52299)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.9 - 29.1, mean 28.3 °C (based on 85 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.4 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .