Norfolkia leeuwin Fricke, 1994
Leeuwin threefin
Norfolkia leeuwin
photo by Hutchins, B.

Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Max. size:  3.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: This species is apparently endemic to temperate Western Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  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: 06 May 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.03.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 06.06.17

Source and more info: www.fishbase.org. For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.


Page created by Jen, 05.08.02, php script by kbanasihan 06/09/2010 ,  last modified by sortiz, 10/02/17