Cape triplefin

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Cape triplefin
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Blennioidei
Family: Tripterygiidae
Genus: Cremnochorites
Species: C. capensis
Binomial name
Cremnochorites capensis
(Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)

The Cape triplefin, Cremnochorites capensis, is a triplefin blenny of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Cremnochorites, found in the western Indian Ocean and southeast Atlantic, from Sodwana Bay to False Bay in South Africa. It reaches a maximum length of 8 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Cremnochorites capensis" in FishBase. June 2006 version.
  • G M Branch, C L Griffiths, M L Branch, & L E Beckley, Two Oceans, A Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa, (David Philip Publishers (Pty) Ltd, Claremont, South Africa 1994) ISBN 978-0-86486-250-1