Hawaiian blackhead triplefin
|Hawaiian blackhead triplefin|
The Hawaiian blackhead triplefin (Enneapterygius atriceps), also known as the Hawaiian triplefin in Hawaii, is a species of triplefin blenny in the genus Enneapterygius. It is a tropical blenny found in coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean, from the Hawaiian Islands, French Frigate Shoals, Laysan Island, and Midway Atoll. Blennies in this species swim at a depth range of 1-23 metres, and inhabit dead coral and rock.
The Hawaiian blackhead triplefin is considered part of the Enneapterygius hemimelas species group. It is considered a small or medium member of the group, with males reaching a maximum length of 2.6 centimetres. Males can be distinguished from females by their dark head colouring.
- Synonyms of Enneapterygius atriceps at www.fishbase.org.
- Common names for Enneapterygius atriceps at www.fishbase.org.
- Hawaiian blackhead triplefin at www.fishbase.org.
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- 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.
- The Byerley Turk: The Incredible Story of the World's First Thoroughbred By Jeremy James; page 162.
- Enneapterygius atriceps at www.fishwise.co.za
- Enneapterygius atriceps at www.discoverlife.org
- Enneapterygius atriceps at www.marinelifephotography.com
- Enneapterygius atriceps at ITIS
- Enneapterygius atriceps at World Register of Marine Species
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