Helcogramma decurrens McCulloch & Waite, 1918
Black-throated triplefin
Helcogramma decurrens
photo by Kuiter, R.H.

Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Max. size:  4.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 10 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Found in Western and South Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults live on rock surfaces and under ledges; common at depths less than 10 m (Ref. 13227). 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: 04 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 27.10.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 21.03.14

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