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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Female members of the Tripterygiidae have eggs that 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).
  • Holleman, W. 2005 A review of the triplefin fish genus Enneapterygius (Blennioidei: Tripterygidae) in the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of four new species. Smithiana, Bull. 5:1-25. (Ref. 57774)
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Comores, Seychelles, Cargados Carajos, Réunion and Mauritius (western Mascarenes), Chagos Archipelago.
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Western Indian Ocean: appears to be restricted to the islands of the western and central Indian Ocean.
  • Holleman, W. 2005 A review of the triplefin fish genus Enneapterygius (Blennioidei: Tripterygidae) in the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of four new species. Smithiana, Bull. 5:1-25. (Ref. 57774)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 11; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 17 - 19
  • Holleman, W. 2005 A review of the triplefin fish genus Enneapterygius (Blennioidei: Tripterygidae) in the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of four new species. Smithiana, Bull. 5:1-25. (Ref. 57774)
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Size

Max. size

2.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 57774))
  • Holleman, W. 2005 A review of the triplefin fish genus Enneapterygius (Blennioidei: Tripterygidae) in the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of four new species. Smithiana, Bull. 5:1-25. (Ref. 57774)
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Diagnostic Description

Dorsal fin III+XII-XIII+8-11 (usually III+XIII+9-10); anal fin I,17-19 (usually 18-19 rays); pectoral fins 15: 2+7+6 (occasionally 3+6+6); lateral line with 14-16 (usually 15) pored scales and 19-23 (usually 20-21) notched scales, notched segment starting next scale row below end of pored segment, below mid-second dorsal fin. Total lateral scales 33; transverse scales 3/5. Vertebrae 10+25. Mandibular pores 3+2+3. Head length 3.1-3.6, body depth 5.4-5.9 in SL;eye 2.7-3.2 in head length. A medium-sized species of Enneapterygius (less than 30 mm SL). Nape scaled, body scales continuing to bases of dorsal and anal fins; belly naked. Pelvic-fin rays not united by membrane. First dorsal fin equal in height to second, second about 70% of body depth. Simple, lobate orbital and anterior nasal cirri present. Supratemporal sensory canal slightly curved. Tongue triangular and sharply pointed; maxilla reaches vertical throughanterior margin of pupil; broad band of teeth in upper and front of lower jaw; palatines without teeth. Spines of first dorsal fin with small, laterally projecting spinelets (Ref. 57774).
  • Holleman, W. 2005 A review of the triplefin fish genus Enneapterygius (Blennioidei: Tripterygidae) in the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of four new species. Smithiana, Bull. 5:1-25. (Ref. 57774)
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Type Information

Paratype for Enneapterygius gruschkai Holleman
Catalog Number: USNM 357607
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): V. Springer, T. Fraser, C. Smith & et al.
Year Collected: 1976
Locality: Agalega Islands: off northwest shore of North Island (same as VGS 76-27 except closer to shore - shallower)., North Island, Mauritius, Agalega Islands, Indian
Depth (m): 11 to 13
  • Paratype: Holleman, W. 2005. Smithiana: Bulletin. 5: 11, Fig. 10.
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Paratype for Enneapterygius gruschkai Holleman
Catalog Number: USNM 357596
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): V. Springer, T. Fraser, C. Smith & et al.
Year Collected: 1976
Locality: Agalega Islands, North Island, about 0.5 mi SW from north end (a little farther offshore than 76-24)., North Island, Mauritius, Agalega Islands, Indian
Depth (m): 8 to 8
  • Paratype: Holleman, W. 2005. Smithiana: Bulletin. 5: 11, Fig. 10.
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Paratype for Enneapterygius gruschkai Holleman
Catalog Number: USNM 357601
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): V. Springer, T. Fraser & C. Smith
Year Collected: 1976
Locality: Off northern tip of St Brandon's Shoals (contiguous portion)., Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon Rocks), Mauritius, Mascarene Islands, Indian
Depth (m): 6 to 11
  • Paratype: Holleman, W. 2005. Smithiana: Bulletin. 5: 11, Fig. 10.
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Paratype for Enneapterygius gruschkai Holleman
Catalog Number: USNM 357608
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): V. Springer, T. Fraser, C. Smith & et al.
Year Collected: 1976
Locality: Agalega, North Island, about half mile southwest of tip., North Island, Mauritius, Agalega Islands, Indian
Depth (m): 8
  • Paratype: Holleman, W. 2005. Smithiana: Bulletin. 5: 11, Fig. 10.
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Paratype for Enneapterygius gruschkai Holleman
Catalog Number: USNM 357604
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): V. Springer, T. Fraser, C. Smith & et al.
Year Collected: 1976
Locality: St Brandon's Shoals: Off northwest shore Albatross Island,, Albatross Island, Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon Rocks), Mauritius, Mascarene Islands, Indian
Depth (m): 18
  • Paratype: Holleman, W. 2005. Smithiana: Bulletin. 5: 11, Fig. 10.
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Paratype for Enneapterygius gruschkai Holleman
Catalog Number: USNM 357611
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): V. Springer, T. Fraser, C. Smith & et al.
Year Collected: 1976
Locality: St. Brandon's Shoals: Face and channels of reef along southeast side of Grande Passe., Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon Rocks), Mauritius, Mascarene Islands, Indian
Depth (m): 6
  • Paratype: Holleman, W. 2005. Smithiana: Bulletin. 5: 11, Fig. 10.
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Paratype for Enneapterygius gruschkai Holleman
Catalog Number: USNM 357612
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): H. Fehlmann & C. Rhyne
Year Collected: 1967
Locality: Indian Ocean: Chagos Archipelago, Diego Garcia Atoll, E. Side of West I. At NW Sector of Atoll., Diego Garcia Atoll, Chagos Archipelago, British Indian Ocean Territory, Indian
Depth (m): 3
  • Paratype: Holleman, W. 2005. Smithiana: Bulletin. 5: 11, Fig. 10.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 8 m (Ref. 57774)
  • Holleman, W. 2005 A review of the triplefin fish genus Enneapterygius (Blennioidei: Tripterygidae) in the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of four new species. Smithiana, Bull. 5:1-25. (Ref. 57774)
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Depth range based on 13 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 8 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 3 - 18
  Temperature range (°C): 26.041 - 28.006
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.355 - 0.402
  Salinity (PPS): 34.563 - 34.925
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.503 - 4.713
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.220 - 0.241
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.061 - 4.752

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 3 - 18

Temperature range (°C): 26.041 - 28.006

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.355 - 0.402

Salinity (PPS): 34.563 - 34.925

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.503 - 4.713

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.220 - 0.241

Silicate (umol/l): 3.061 - 4.752
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Enneapterygius gruschkai

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Enneapterygius gruschkai

Enneapterygius gruschkai is a species of triplefin blenny in the genus Enneapterygius.[1] It was described by Holleman in 2005.

References

  1. ^ Enneapterygius gruschkai at www.fishbase.org.
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