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Notoclinops segmentatus  (McCulloch & Phillipps, 1923)

Blue-eyed triplefin
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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 Ecology

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)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 20 - 23; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13; Anal spines: 1; Anal 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.

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Southwest Pacific: mainland New Zealand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults prefer areas of broken rock, steep rock faces and overhangs in areas without large algae and a thick cover of crustose coralline algae. They feed on small crustaceans (e.g. amphipods and copepods). They remove parasites from larger fish. Males are territorial during the breeding season dutifully guarding the eggs in the nests (Ref. 9003). 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 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00340 - 0.01283), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.