Notoclinus fenestratus (Forster, 1801)
New Zealand topknot
Notoclinus fenestratus
photo by Clements, K.

Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Notoclininae
Max. size:  18.18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 15 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: around New Zealand.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults are found among large brown algae in rock pools and subtidal areas. They feed on algal dwelling crustaceans and small fish (Ref. 9003). 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: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.03.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 24.03.14

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