Trinorfolkia cristata (Kuiter, 1986)
Crested threefin
Trinorfolkia cristata
photo by Kuiter, R.H.

 Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Tripterygiinae
 Max. size:  5.24 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 15 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: So far known only from South Australia.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Adults are found in the intertidal zone and on vertical rock surfaces and jetty pylons (Ref. 13227). Eggs are hemispherical and covered with numerous sticky threads that anchor them in the algae on the nesting sites (Ref. 240). Larvae are planktonic which occur primarily in shallow, nearshore waters (Ref. 94114).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.03.98
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 06.06.17

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