Barred triplefin

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Barred triplefin
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Tripterygiidae
Genus: Enneapterygius
Species: E. clarkae
Binomial name
Enneapterygius clarkae
Holleman, 1982
  • Enneapterygius destai Clarke, 1980[1]

The barred triplefin[2] (Enneapterygius clarkae) is a species of threefin blenny in the genus Enneapterygius.[3] It was described by W. Holleman in 1982, and was given its species epithet in honour of American ichthyologist Eugenie Clark.[4][5] It is a tropical blenny known from the Indian Ocean, and has been described from the Red Sea to Natal, South Africa.[3] Male barred triplefins can reach a maximum length of 2.5 centimetres.[3]


  1. ^ Enneapterygius clarkae Archived June 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. at
  2. ^ Common names for Enneapterygius clarkae at
  3. ^ a b c Enneapterygius clarkae at
  4. ^ Holleman, W., 1982 (29 Oct.) [ref. 2187] Three new species and a new genus of tripterygiid fishes (Blenniodei) from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums (Natural History) v. 14 (pt 4): 109-137.
  5. ^ Page 118, Marine science: the people behind the science; Pioneers in science. By Katherine E. Cullen. Published by Infobase Publishing, 2006. ISBN 0816054657/ISBN 9780816054657.

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