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Norfolkia leeuwin Leeuwin threefin

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.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. Barry Hutchins, Australien

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Courtesy of the author Dr. Barry Hutchins, Australien

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lexID:
13680 
AphiaID:
276727 
Scientific:
Norfolkia leeuwin 
German:
Dreiflossen-Schleimfisch 
English:
Leeuwin Threefin 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Tripterygiidae (Family) > Norfolkia (Genus) > leeuwin (Species) 
Initial determination:
Fricke, 1994 
Occurrence:
Coral sea, French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Houtman Abrolhos (Abrolhos Islands), New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), Queensland (Australia), Tasman Sea, The Ryukyu Islands, Tuamoto Islands 
Sea depth:
3 - 20 Meter 
Size:
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
Temperature:
23,3 °F - 28,6 °F (23,3°C - 28,6°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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-03-01 17:25:30 

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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.

Known species:
Norfolkia brachylepis (Schultz, 1960)
Norfolkia squamiceps (McCulloch & Waite, 1916)
Norfolkia thomasi Whitley, 1964
Norfolkia leeuwin Fricke, 1994

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