Tiny threefin

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Tiny threefin
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Tripterygiidae
Genus: Enneapterygius
Species: E. fasciatus
Binomial name
Enneapterygius fasciatus
(Weber 1909)
Synonyms
  • Tripterygium fasciatum Weber, 1909

Enneapterygius fasciatus, known commonly as the Tiny threefin[1] or the Banded triplefin, is a species of triplefin blenny in the genus Enneapterygius.[2] It was originally described by Weber in 1909, under the name Tripterygium fasciatum,[3] which was later renamed Tripterygion fasciatum.[4] It is a tropical blenny found in coral reefs in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, and has been described from East Africa to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Taiwan.[2] E. fasciatus has been recorded swimming at a depth range of 1-25 metres (3.3-82 ft).[2] Male E. fasciatus can reach a maximum length of 3 centimetres.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common names for Enneapterygius fasciatus at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b c d Enneapterygius fasciatus at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ Weber, M., 1909 [ref. 4600] See ref. at BHL Diagnosen neuer Fische der Siboga-Expedition. Notes from the Leyden Museum v. 31 (note 4): 143-169.
  4. ^ Synonyms of Enneapterygius fasciatum at www.fishbase.org.