Chasmodes bosquianus

Super Group: 
Opisthokonta
Phylum: 
Chordata
Sub-Phylum: 
Vertebrata
Class: 
Actinopteri
Order: 
Perciformes
Sub-Order: 
Blennioidei
Family: 
Blenniidae
Sub-Family: 
Salariinae
Genus: 
Chasmodes
Species: 
bosquianus
Authority: 
Lacepède 1800
Synonym(s): 
Blennius bosquianus (Lacepède 1800)

Diagnosis

Diagnosis_Genus: Chasmodes Cuvier & Valenciennes. Ce genre réunit au caractère d'avoir des ouïes ouvertes seulement au-dessus des pectorales, comme celles des blennechis, un second, fort distinct, et qui consiste dans uue bouche bien fendue et qui n'a de dents qu'à la partie antérieure des mâchoires; elles sont fermes, régulières et sur une seule rangée.
Description_species: Blennius bosquianus Lacepède.Brown with wavy dark and light lines and spots along side. Compared with C. longimaxilla, maxillary length usually less than 15.5% and has 12 gill rakers.
Body_max_length: 15 cm
Body_eggs_length: 0.93-1.10 mm (Hildebrand, 1939)
Sequence_ENC1: KF678501 (Hundt & al. 2013)
Sequence_myh6: KF678601 (Hundt & al. 2013)
Sequence_ptr: KF678694 (Hundt & al. 2013)
Sequence_tbr1: KF678787 (Hundt & al. 2013)
Sequence_12S_DNA: GQ865555 (Javonillo & Harold 2010)

Etymology

Chasmodes: Greek, chanos, -eos, ous, and chasma, -atos = abyss, mouth opened, inmensity + Latin, muraena = morey eel.

Type species

The type species of the genus Chasmodes is Blennius bosquianus (Lacepède 1800).

Type illustration / Type locality / Type specimen

Type illustration: Blennie bosquien. Histoire naturelle des poissons,tome 2, plate 13 (figure 1) (Lacepede 1800).
Type locality: Carolinas [Baie de Charlestown/Charleston Bay, South Carolina, U.S.A.].

Ecology

Habitat: Demersal
Habitat: This western Atlantic species is endemic to the USA, where it ranges from New York, New York in the north to the eastern coast of Florida to New Smyrna Beach (Javonillo and Harold 2010).
Substrate: water
Salinity: marine
Oxygen_level: Oxic
Depth: Epipelagic (1 - 30 m)
Temperature_spawning: 24-27°C
Migratory: No. As with other blennies, these fish are territorial and should not be forced to fight for living space. 
 

Life cycle

Reproduction_mode: sexual (oviparous) (distinct pairing)
Fertility_period: Seasonal (during spring and summer) (May to August but may begin in mid-March in some localities (Williams 1983))
Spawning_method: External fetilization in the water column (Eggs are demersal and adhesive, they are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal)
 

Feeding behaviour

Omnivorous

Mode of locomotion

Motility: motile_swimming

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