Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Tripterygiidae
(Triplefin blennies) > Tripterygiinae
Etymology: Axoclinus: Greek, axis = axis + Greek, klinein = sloping and bed, due to the four apophyses of sphenoid bone.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 7 - 8 m (Ref. 46206). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18. Lateral line gradually descending from upper edge of gill cover to midlateral axis; lateral line with 21-26 tubed scales followed by 8-12 notched scales; total scales in longitudinal series 33-35; a small lanceolate cirrus on upper edge of eye. Head pink to reddish; side with 3 broad, dark brown bars with narrow, whitish spaces between them; a black band around base of caudal fin; caudal fin frequently black (Ref. 11482).
Eastern Central Pacific: Isla del Coco. A very similar but possibly undescribed species from the Revillagigedo Islands.
Adults inhabit shallow rocky areas. They feed on tiny invertebrates and algae (Ref. 11482). 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., 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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00295 - 0.02950), b=3.01 (2.76 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.26 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .