Enneapterygius etheostomus

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Enneapterygius etheostomus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Tripterygiidae
Genus: Enneapterygius
Species: E. etheostomus
Binomial name
Enneapterygius etheostomus
(Jordan & Snyder, 1902)
  • Tripterygium etheostoma Jordan & Snyder, 1902[1]
  • Rosenblatella etheostomus (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)[1]
  • Rosenblatella etheostoma (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)[1]
  • Enneapterygius etheostoma (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)[1]

Enneapterygius etheostomus is a species of triplefin blenny in the genus Enneapterygius.[2] It is a temperate blenny known to inhabit rocky shores in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, and swims at a depth range of 0-21 metres. It has been described from Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Male E. etheostomus can reach a maximum length of 5.5 centimetres.[2] Both juveniles and adults of the species are known to feed on benthic algae.[3]

E. etheostomus was originally described as Tripterygium etheostoma by David Starr Jordan and J.O. Snyder in 1902,[4] and was later renamed Rosenblatella etheostomus by H. Masuda et al., in 1984.[5] It was reassigned to Enneapterygius by Ronald Fricke in 1997.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Synonyms of Enneapterygius etheostomus at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b Enneapterygius etheostomus at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Food items for Enneapterygius etheostomus at www.fishbase.org.
  4. ^ Jordan, D.S., and J.O. Snyder, 1902 (26 Sept.) [ref. 2516] A review of the blennoid fishes of Japan. Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 25 (no. 1293): 441-504.
  5. ^ Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984 The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text)
  6. ^ Fricke, R. 1997. Tripterygiid fishes of the western and central Pacific, with descriptions of 15 new species, including an annotated checklist of world Tripterygiidae (Teleostei). Theses Zool. 29:1-607.

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