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Enneapterygius leucopunctatus  Shen, 1994

White spotted 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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 79877).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Northwest Pacific: Japan and Taiwan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84020); 3.6 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 17 - 19. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: 12-13 (rarely 14) spines on second dorsal-fin; 17-19 (rarely 20) anal-fin soft rays; 16-19 pored lateral-line scales; 17-19 notched lateral-line scales; 1-6 rows of small cycloid scales on boundary between abdomen and sides; simple, unbranched dermal flap of anterior nostril; simple dermal flap on orbit; prevomer with 1 teeth row; mandibular pore formula usually 4+1+4 (4-5+1+4-6); male with pale reddish brown body, female pale yellowish brown; shoulder girdle with 2 oblique white markings, upper one anterior to pectoral-fin base and lower one above pelvic-fin base; body with 8 dark saddle markings and a row of 5-6 small, ring-like white markings laterally; a blackish band with posterior white margin on caudal peduncle (Ref. 84020). Mandibular pore pattern 4+1+4 and D2 XIII (Ref. 79877).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known from rocky shores (Ref. 84020). 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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Endo, H., E. Katayama, M. Miyake and K. Watase, 2010. New records of a triplefin, Enneapterygius leucopunctatus, from southern Japan (Perciformes: Tripterygiidae). pp. 9-16. H. Motomura and K. Matsuura (eds). Fishes of Yaku-shima Island. National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, 10 March 2010. (Ref. 84020)

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):  3.1   ±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) .