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). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13227)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 20 - 23;
soft rays: 24 - 25. Pinkish over head and body with faint brown lines on head, nine evenly spaced reddish brown vertical bands on body. Dorsal fins pinkish with a thin colorless stripe running horizontally. Distinguished from other triplefins, other than Notoclinops caerulepunctus by the bright blue eyes.
Southwest Pacific: mainland New Zealand.
Prefers areas of broken rock, steep rock faces and overhangs in areas without large algae and a thick cover of crustose coralline algae. Feeds on small crustaceans (e.g. amphipods and copepods). Removes parasites from larger fish. Males territorial during the breeding season; guards the eggs (Ref. 9003).
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
Fisheries: of no interest
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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=0.00661 (0.00345 - 0.01266), b=3.11 (2.94 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .