Matanui profundum (Fricke & Roberts, 1994)
Deepwater triplefin
photo by Clements, K.

Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Max. size:  9.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 97 - 500 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults are found on the lower shelf and upper slopes all around mainland New Zealand (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). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 May 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 02.03.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 24.03.14

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