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Enneapterygius howensis Lord Howe Threefin

Enneapterygius howensisis commonly referred to as Lord Howe 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. Rick Stuart-Smith, Reef Life Survey, Australien

Foto: Lord Howe, New South Wales, Australien, Tasmansee


Courtesy of the author Dr. Rick Stuart-Smith, Reef Life Survey, Australien . Please visit reeflifesurvey.com for more information.

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lexID:
14185 
AphiaID:
277314 
Scientific:
Enneapterygius howensis 
German:
Lord-Howe-Dreiflossenschleimfisch 
English:
Lord Howe Threefin 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopteri (Class) > Blenniiformes (Order) > Tripterygiidae (Family) > Enneapterygius (Genus) > howensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Fricke, 1997 
Occurrence:
Coral reefs, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, Rocky reefs, Tasman Sea 
Sea depth:
0 - 9 Meter 
Size:
up to 1.57" (4 cm) 
Temperature:
68.9 °F - 77 °F (20.5°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, Carnivore, Copepods, Crustacean larvae , Invertebrates, Mysis, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
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:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-10-16 17:42:19 

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We sincerely thank Rick Stuart-Smith of Reef Life Survey for the photo and Dr. Ronald Fricke who confirmed by e-mail,
that the pictured animal is indeed a female of Enneapterygius howensis.

Enneapterygius howensis is found on rocky substrates in shallow water zones
Males have a black head with a tiny suborbital blue spot, black dorsal fin and black anal fins.
The body is gray with three 3 dark vertical bars and triangles in the posterior part of the body.

Originally Enneapterygius howensis was endemic to the Tasman Sea around Lord Howe Island, there are now records from New South Wales (east coast of Australia) and New Caledonia.

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