Enneapterygius unimaculatus Fricke, 1994
Onespot triplefin
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Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Max. size:  3.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 6 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Palau.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 15-17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 16-19. Translucent greyish with irregular dark bars/saddles on back and side. Male with large black spot covering pectoral-fin base and black "mask" covering most of head and breast. Female with oblique black bands on anal fin. Head, chest, and pectoral-fin base scaleless; short, lobate orbital tentacle; mandibular pores 3 + 1 + 3. Maximum size to 3.1 cm TL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Adults inhabit rock and coral reefs and may be found in tidepools at depths of 6 m and shallower (Ref. 90102). 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: 03 May 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.02.99
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 21.03.14

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