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Enneapterygius destai Blenny

Enneapterygius destaiis commonly referred to as Blenny. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
13668 
AphiaID:
277304 
Scientific:
Enneapterygius destai 
German:
Dreiflossen-Schleinfisch 
English:
Blenny 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Tripterygiidae (Family) > Enneapterygius (Genus) > destai (Species) 
Initial determination:
Clark, 1980 
Occurrence:
Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, Endemic species, Israel, Jordan, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 12 Meter 
Size:
2,1 cm 
Temperature:
24,8 °F - 29,3 °F (24,8°C - 29,3°C) 
Food:
Copepods, Invertebrates, 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:
2021-02-25 13:49:39 

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Enneapterygius destai is endemic to the Red Sea.
Enneapterygius destai is a demersal species, usually associated with hard coral reefs, but not obligate.

Adults inhabit coral-rich bays and lagoons, usually in crevices near Porites or on the vertical surface of this coral.
Fertilized eggs are hemispherical and covered with numerous sticky filaments that anchor them in the algae at nesting sites.
The larvae are planktonic and are found mainly in shallow, offshore waters.

This little guy gained particular notoriety from the paper mentioned below, ""Red fluorescence in reef fish: A novel signalling mechanism?".
In laboratory experiments the fluorescence of marine fishes was studied, on page 6 of the scientific description the glow of this species is well visible, especially the eye and the dorsal fin glow particularly strong.

Otherwise, not much is known about the biology of this red-sea endemic.

Source:
"Red fluorescence in reef fish: A novel signalling mechanism?."
Michiels, Nico K., Nils Anthes, Nathan S. Hart, Jürgen Herler, Alfred J. Meixner, Frank Schleifenbaum, Gregor Schulte, Ulrike E. Siebeck, Dennis Sprenger, and Matthias F. Wucherer.
BMC ecology 8, no. 1 (2008): 16. doi:10.1186/1472-6785-8-16
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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