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Enneapterygius similis Masked Threefin, Blacktail Triplefin

Enneapterygius similisis commonly referred to as Masked Threefin, Blacktail Triplefin. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Ian Shaw, Reef Life Survey, Australien

Foto: North West Solitary Island, New South Wales, Australien


Courtesy of the author Ian Shaw, Reef Life Survey, Australien

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lexID:
13611 
AphiaID:
277339 
Scientific:
Enneapterygius similis 
German:
Spitzkopfschleimfisch 
English:
Masked Threefin, Blacktail Triplefin 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Tripterygiidae (Family) > Enneapterygius (Genus) > similis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Fricke, 1997 
Occurrence:
Alor, Coral reefs, Indonesia, Malaysia, Moluccas, New Caledonia, Okinawa, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Rocky reefs, Vanuatu 
Sea depth:
0 - 13 Meter 
Size:
1.18" - 1.57" (3,2cm - 4cm) 
Temperature:
25,2 °F - 29,3 °F (25,2°C - 29,3°C) 
Food:
Plankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-02-06 18:07:30 

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Males of Enneapterygius similis are red in the front and dark in the back, including the third dorsal fin, the back of the anal fin and the caudal fin, with a dark mask on the lower part of the head, dense spotting on the cheek, chest and pectoral fin base, and a white, vertically elongated triangular bar on the body behind the second and third dorsal fins.

This blenny inhabits coral and rocky reefs, surf channels or vertical, encrusting rock faces, also tide pools at depths up to 13 m - usually in areas with abundant algal growth and lower surf.

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