Norfolkia leeuwinis commonly referred to as Leeuwin threefin. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Norfolkia leeuwin is a small three-finned blenny endemic to the Eastern Indian Ocean, on the west coast of Australia from the Recherche Archipelago to Cockburn Sound.
The blenny prefers shallow rocky reefs of the numerous islands off the coast.
Since the little guy lives in numerous marine protected areas, his species is also not endangered.
The genus name "Norfolkia" refers to the discovery of a blenny around Norfolk Island, which lies in the Pacific Ocean in a triangle between eastern Australia, New Caledonia to the north and New Zealand to the south, but this island belongs to Australia.
The species was not named in honour of a deserving scientist, but after the Leeuwin Current, a warm ocean current that flows south near the west coast of Australia.