Salaria basilisca


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Salaria basilisca
Species Authority: (Valenciennes, 1836)
Common Name(s):
French Blennie-basilic, Blennie zebrée
Blennius basiliscus Valenciennes, 1836
Lipophrys basiliscus (Valenciennes, 1836)
Taxonomic Notes: Lipophrys basiliscus (Valenciennes, 1836) is a commonly used synonym in the literature.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2007-11-14
Assessor(s): Di Natale, A., Bilecenoglu, M., Bariche, M. & Bizsel, C. and Massuti, E.
Reviewer(s): Livingstone, S. & Pollard, D. and Carpenter, K.
This species is present throughout the Mediterranean Sea. There are no major threats. There is no specific population information for this species although the population is thought to be stable. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, it is present in the Adriatic Sea, Tunisia (Gharred et al. 1998) and Turkey (Bilecenoglu pers. comm. 2007). It is absent from the Levant Sea (Golani et al. 2006).
Algeria; Croatia; France; Greece; Italy; Libya; Slovenia; Spain; Tunisia; Turkey
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Mediterranean and Black Sea
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information about this species. This species is locally common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits mainly soft bottoms and can be found in seagrass beds.

Eggs produced by several females are guarded by the male. Individuals develop first into females then change to males (Zander 1986). This species is oviparous with distinct pairing and demersal, adhesive eggs (Breder and Rosen 1966). Paternal care is the usual behaviour (Zander 1986).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species doesn't have any commercial value. There are no known major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific conservation measures are in place for this species.

Citation: Di Natale, A., Bilecenoglu, M., Bariche, M. & Bizsel, C. and Massuti, E. 2013. Salaria basilisca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 20 September 2014.
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