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Enneapterygius rhothion  Fricke, 1997

Surf Triplefin
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 54980).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 17 - 21. Small supraorbital tentacle; first dorsal fin shorter by 50% than second dorsal fin; females translucent pale gray to white with red or dark brown double bars on body; an oblique, red to dark brown band from upper lip to eye; a red or dark brown blotch on opercle and pectoral-fin base; transparent median fins with red rays; males red with faint, dark brown bars; chest and lower half of head dark gray with scattered black spots almost as large as pupil. Dorsal rays III + XI-XIV + 7-10; lateral line interrupted, 14-18 + 16-20; mandibular pores 4-5 + 2 + 4-5 (Ref. 54980).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found in shallow waters, surge channels and tidal pools around fringing reefs where wave action is high; some found in the big surf, oxygen-rich habitat (Ref. 27223). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fricke, Ronald | Collaborators

Fricke, R., 1997. Tripterygiid fishes of the western and central Pacific, with descriptions of 15 new species, including an annotated checklist of world Tripterygiidae (Teleostei). Theses Zool. 29:1-607. (Ref. 27223)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

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), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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) .