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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Occurs in Timor Sea (Cartier Reef) and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13227)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 13 - 16;
soft rays: 14 - 19. Greenish grey with 4, faint broad saddles on back, blackish midlateral stripe, 5-7 short bars on ventral half of body (above anal fin), blackish bar at caudal-fin base, and oblique blackish bands on anal fin. Head, chest, and pectoral-fin base scaleless; short, simple orbital tentacle; mandibular pores 2-3 + 1-2 + 2-3. Maximum size to 3.8 cm TL (Ref. 90102).
Adults inhabit rock and coral reefs (Ref. 90102). They are found in very shallow water on coralline ground (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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.6 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 1099 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00248 - 0.01216), 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) .