Axoclinus nigricaudus Allen & Robertson, 1991
Cortez triplefin
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Max. size:  4.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 3 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults are common in the intertidal zone. They feed on tiny invertebrates and algae (Ref. 11482). 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: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 May 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.02.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.03.14

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