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Enneapterygius pallidus  Clark, 1980

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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; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 88983).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88983)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 21 - 22. Diagnosis: Dorsal fins III + XIII-XIV + 10-11; anal fin I, 21-22; pectoral rays 13-14: 3 + 5-6 + 5, some branched. LL, pored scales 10-11, notched scales 26-27, starting at 2 scale rows below the end of the pored series; nape and abdomen scaleless. Body depth 5.0-6.0 in SL. Head 3.4-4.7 in SL; dentary pores 2+2+2; eyes large, diameter 3.0-3.5 in head length; orbital cirrus small and lobate; supratemporal sensory canal U-shaped; first dorsal fin about equal or may be lower in height to second. Key features are: body anteriorly greenish, remainder of body transparent, with bars 8-9 narrow, faint orange; female first dorsal fin lower than second, male same height as second; membrane between first two spines pigmented (Ref. 57774, 88983).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults usually occur on lagoon outer reef flats, 0.5-5 m (Ref. 88983). 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

Springer, V.G. and T.M. Orrell, 1996. Catalog of type specimens of recent fishes in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 5: Chaenopsidae, Clinidae, Dactyloscopidae, Labrisomidae, and Tripterygiidae. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 576:38. (Ref. 13293)

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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this 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) .