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Biology

Inhabits rock pools and subtidal areas. Found among large brown algae. Feeds on algal dwelling crustaceans and small fish (Ref. 9003).
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Distribution

Southwest Pacific: around New Zealand.
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Southwestern Pacific: New Zealand.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 181.8 mm SL
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Max. size

18.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 13227))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 13227)
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 3 - 14.5

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 3 - 14.5
 
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Depth: 0 - 15m.
Recorded at 15 meters.

Habitat: demersal.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits rockpools and subtidal areas. Found among large brown algae. Feeds on algal dwelling crustaceans and small fish.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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Wikipedia

New Zealand topknot

The New Zealand topknot, Notoclinus fenestratus, is a triplefin of the genus Notoclinus, found around the North Island of New Zealand in reef areas of broken rock and brown seaweed.

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