Axoclinus rubinoffi Allen & Robertson, 1992
Rubinoff's triplefin
Axoclinus rubinoffi
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Max. size:  3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 2 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Malpelo Island, Colombia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults inhabit rocky areas. 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: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 27 May 2007 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.02.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.03.14

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