Significance To Humans

Not currently used by humans, but its red color and high first dorsal fin make it an attractive species. ♦

Resources

Books

Gomon, M. F., J. C. M. Glover, and R. H. Kuiter. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide, Australia: State Print, 1994.

Periodicals

Johnson, G. D. "Percomorph Phylogeny: Progress and

Problems." Bulletin of Marine Science 52, no. 1 (1993): 3-28.

Nolf, D. "Les Otolithes de Teleosteens Eocenes d'Aquitaine (Sud-Ouest de la France) et Leur Interet Stratigraphique."

Academie Royale de Belgique, Memoires de la Classe des Sciences 19, no. 2 (1988): 7-147.

Smith, C. L., J. C. Tyler, H. Andreyko, and D. M. Tyler. "Behavioral Ecology of the Sailfin Blenny, Emblemariopsis pandionis (Pisces: Chaenopsidae) in the Caribbean off Belize." American Museum Novitates 3232 (1998): 1-40.

Smith-Vaniz, William F., Ukkrit Satapoomin, and Gerald R. Allen. "Meiacanthus urostigma, a New Fangblenny from the Northeastern Indian Ocean, with Discussion and Examples of Mimicry in Species of Meiacanthus (Teleostei: Blenniidae: Nemophini)." Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology 5, no. 1 (2001): 25-43.

Springer, V. G. "Definition of the Suborder Blennioidei and Its Included Families (Pisces: Perciformes)." Bulletin of Marine Sciences 52, no. 1 (1993): 472-495.

-. "The Indo-Pacific Blenniid Fish Genus Ecsenius."

Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, no. 465 (1988): 1-134.

Jeffrey Taylor Williams, PhD

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Class Actinopterygii Order Perciformes Suborder Icosteoidei Number of families 1

Photo: A ragfish (Icosteus aenigmaticus) juvenile. The ragfish transforms as it ages. The juvenile has a spotted color pattern, small pelvic fins, and has spines along its lateral line. As it grows, it changes to a chocolate brown and loses its pelvic fins. (Photo by K. Gus Thiesfeld. Reproduced by permission.)

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