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Enneapterygius larsonae  Fricke, 1994

Western Australian black-head triplefin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies) > Tripterygiinae
Etymology: Enneapterygius: Greek, ennea = nine times + Greek, pterygion = little fin (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Fricke.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 13227).   Tropical

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Southwest Pacific: Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13227)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 14 - 20. Male dusky red with black "mask" covering most of head, chest, and pectoral-fin base, about 5 whitish saddles/bars on back (a few extending on lower side), and white bar on pectoral-fin base (immediately posterior to black area). Female mainly brownish or greenish with white bars. Dorsal rays III + XI-XIV + 8-12; anal rays I,14-20; pectoral rays 14-18; pelvic rays I,2; lateral line interrupted, 14-20 + 13-20; head, chest, and pectoral-fin base scaleless; lobate orbital tentacle; mandibular pores 3-4 + 1-2 +3-4. Maximum size to 4.4 cm TL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur at shallow depths, often seen associated with coralline rocks, seagrass or algae (Ref. 13227). 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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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fricke, Ronald | Collaborators

Fricke, R., 1994. Tripterygiid fishes of Australia, New Zealand and the southwest Pacific Ocean (Teleostei). Theses Zool. 24:1-585. (Ref. 13227)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.3 - 29.3, mean 27.9 (based on 1065 cells; Ref. 115970).
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) .