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Helcogramma vulcana  Randall & Clark, 1993

Volcano triplefin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies) > Tripterygiinae
Etymology: Helcogramma: Greek, helkos, -eos, -ous = ulcer, sore + Greek, gramma = letter, mark (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

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Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 27223).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: described from Gunung Api and Manuk in the Banda Sea, Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8927)

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Dorsal spines (total): 18 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 21 - 23.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found among exposed boulders of rocky coasts in two volcanic islets in Banda Sea (Ref. 8927, 90102). Eggs are hemispherical and covered with numerous sticky threads that anchor them in the algae on the nesting sites (Ref. 240). Larvae are planktonic which occur primarily in shallow, nearshore waters (Ref. 94114).

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Randall, J.E. and E. Clark, 1993. Helcogramma vulcana, a new triplefin fish (Blennioidei: Tripterygiidae) from the Banda Sea, Indonesia. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 20(1):27-32. (Ref. 8927)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 28.1 - 29.3, mean 28.8 (based on 624 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00251 - 0.01205), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .