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Cryptichthys jojettae  Hardy, 1987

Cryptic 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: Cryptichthys: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  jojettae: Named after Jojette Drost, former staff member of the National Museum (New Zealand), collector of the paratypes of this species.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 13227).   Temperate

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9003)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 18 - 21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 20 - 22. Head and body red to reddish brown with pinkish blotches and prominent dark columns and arches running onto belly. Fins of various hues of pink and red. Distinguished from other triplefins by the distinctive color pattern and the continuous lateral line extending to the caudal peduncle.

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Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit rock pools and in surge zones, especially in exposed areas. Usually on steep slopes or sides of boulders encrusted with invertebrates and algae (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).

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

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. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00331 - 0.01203), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.