Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

A resident intertidal species with homing behavior (Ref. 32612). Adults are found in shallow rocky shores to 6 m. They feed on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 4785). 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).
  • Zander, C.D. 1986 Tripterygiidae. p. 1118-1121. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, . UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 3. (Ref. 4785)
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Tripterygion tripteronotus (Risso, 1810)

Mediterranean Sea : 20400-401 (1 spc.), 06.02.1966 , Incekum, Alanya .

  • Nurettin Meriç, Lütfiye Eryilmaz, Müfit Özulug (2007): A catalogue of the fishes held in the Istanbul University, Science Faculty, Hydrobiology Museum. Zootaxa 1472, 29-54: 51-51, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:428F3980-C1B8-45FF-812E-0F4847AF6786
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the Mediterranean and Black Sea in western, northern and eastern Mediterranean (including Algeria), and also around border of Egypt and Libya in the southeastern region, and in the northwestern Black Sea. It has been recorded in the Ligurian Sea (Tunesi and Molinari 2005). Record from Libya (Jonge 1989).
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Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea.
  • Zander, C.D. 1986 Tripterygiidae. p. 1118-1121. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, . UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 3. (Ref. 4785)
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4785))
  • Zander, C.D. 1986 Tripterygiidae. p. 1118-1121. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, . UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 3. (Ref. 4785)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a demersal, non-migratory species. It is a resident intertidal species with homing behaviour (Gibson 1999) found in shallow rocky shores to 6 m. It feeds on benthic invertebrates.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

demersal; non-migratory; marine; depth range 6 - 12 m (Ref. 80021)
  • Kova?i?, M. and D. Golani 2007 First record of Papillogobius melanobranchus in the Mediterranean Sea and new data on geographic distributions, bathymetric ranges and morphology of several small benthic fishes in the Levant. Cybium 31(4):417-425. (Ref. 80021)
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Trophic Strategy

A resident intertidal species with homing behavior. Found in shallow rocky shores to 6 m. Feeds on benthic invertebrates.
  • Zander, C.D. 1986 Tripterygiidae. p. 1118-1121. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, . UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 3. (Ref. 4785)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Tripterygion tripteronotus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 27 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CAAATTTATAATGTAATCGTCACTGCACATGCTTTCGTTATAATCTTCTTTATAGTAATACCTATTATGATCGGAGGCTTTGGCAACTGACTAATTCCTTTAATGATTGGGGCCCCTGATATAGCATTCCCTCGAATAAATAACATGAGCTTCTGACTTTTACCCCCTTCTTTCCTTCTCCTCTTAGCCTCCTCCGGCGTCGAAGCTGGGGCTGGAACGGGGTGAACAGTATACCCTCCCCTATCGGGAAACCTTGCACACGCTGGAGCCTCGGTGGATCTTACTATTTTTTCCCTTCACTTGGCAGGTATTTCTTCTATCCTAGGAGCTATTAACTTTATTACTACTATTATCAACATGAAGCCTCCTGCTATCTCCCAATATCAGACCCCTTTATTTGTGTGGGCGGTTCTTATTACGGCAGTTCTACTTCTCCTTTCTCTTCCTGTGCTAGCTGCCGGCATCACGATGCTCCTCACAGATCGAAATTTAAACACTACCTTTTTTGACCCTGCTGGCGGGGGGGATCCTATTCTC
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Tripterygion tripteronotus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 27
Specimens with Barcodes: 27
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2011

Assessor/s
Yokes, B., Pollard, D., Kara, M.H., Francour, P. & Goren, M.

Reviewer/s
Livingstone, S., Polidoro, B. & Carpenter, K.E.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is widespread and common in the Mediterranean. It has no major threats. It is currently assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is common throughout its range in the Mediterranean, the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major threats for this species. It does not have any commercial interest and is not caught by any fishing techniques
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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No conservation measures are in place for this species.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Burgess, W.E., H.R. Axelrod and R.E. Hunziker III 1990 Dr. Burgess's atlas of marine aquarium fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. 768 p.
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Wikipedia

Red-black triplefin

Red-black triplefin (Tripterygion tripteronotum) is a species triplefins, widespread in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.[1] In the Black Sea it is presented off the coasts of the Crimea, Ukraine.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tripterygion tripteronotum at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ Movchan Yu.V. (2009) Fish of Ukraine (taxonomy, nomenclature, notes). Zbirnyk prats Zoologichnogo muzeyu, №40: 47-87. (in Ukrainian) [1]
  3. ^ Black Sea Fishes Check List


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