Tripterygion tripteronotum (Risso, 1810)
photo by Koutsogiannopoulos, D.D.

Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 6 - 12 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  A resident intertidal species with homing behavior (Ref. 32612). Adults are found in shallow rocky shores to 6 m. They feed on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 4785). 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 June 2014 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 25.10.90
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 24.03.14
Checked by: Williams, Jeffrey T. - 05.10.95

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