Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Tripterygiidae
(Triplefin blennies) > Tripterygiinae
Etymology: Notoclinops: Greek, noton = back + Greek, klinein, kline = sloping and also bed, due to the four apophyses of sphenoid bone + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 9003). Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13227)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 21 - 23;
soft rays: 23 - 25. Head mauve with bright orange patches. Eyes with a fine bright blue line around pupils. Body with 9-10 orange to blackish dorsal bands on the posterior half. Distinguished from other triplefins by the distinctive color pattern. Pelvic fins reduced to 2 rays.
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
Occurs in tidal pools and the subtidal zone, usually on encrusted walls and other overhangs. Removes parasites from large fishes such as moray eels.
Fricke, R., 1994. Tripterygiid fishes of Australia, New Zealand and the southwest Pacific Ocean (Teleostei). Theses Zool. 24:1-585.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00407 - 0.03716), b=3.01 (2.76 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (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) .