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Helcogramma aquila  Williams & McCormick, 1990

Darktail triplefin
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies) > Tripterygiinae
Etymology: Helcogramma: Greek, helkos, -eos, -ous = ulcer, sore + Greek, gramma = letter, mark (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino demersale; distribuzione batimetrica 0 - 6 m (Ref. 27223).   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Western Central Pacific: Japan, Philippines and Guam.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 95023); 3.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 16 - 18; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 11; Spine anali 1; Raggi anali molli: 19 - 20; Vertebre: 37. Distinguished by the following characters: 5-8 symphyseal mandibular sensory pores; second dorsal fin spines XIII-XIV; last pleural ribs on vertebral centrum 11, vertebrae 11+ 26 = 37; nape naked (Ref. 9849); black lower half of head; bright blue stripe extending from anterior part of upper lip to preopercular margin through ventral margin of orbit; dorsal fins black distally; central part of pectoral fin base black; entire caudal fin black (Ref. 95023).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Adults are found among rocky boulders and in surge channels to a depth of about 6 m (Ref. 9849). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Fricke, Ronald | Collaboratori

Williams, J.T. and C.J. McCormick, 1990. Two new species of the triplefin fish genus Helcogramma (Tripterygiidae) from the Western Pacific Ocean. Copeia 1990(4):1020-1030. (Ref. 9849)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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