Helcogramma rosea Holleman, 2006
Rosy triplefin
Helcogramma rosea
photo by Satapoomin, U.

Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Max. size:  3.34 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 10 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Sri Lanka and the Andaman Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 16-16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 18-20; Vertebrae: 35-37
Biology:  Adults are found in coral reefs at depths of 10 m or 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: 07 May 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 04.08.08
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.09.17

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