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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Tripterygiidae Triplefin blennies
Subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Genus: Enneapterygius

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL
Enneapterygius abeli (Klausewitz, 1960)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Enneapterygius abeli
[Yellow triplefin]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL
Enneapterygius atriceps (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius atriceps
[Hawaiian blackhead triplefin]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Enneapterygius atrogulare (Günther, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Schulz, S.
 
Enneapterygius atrogulare
[Blackthroat Triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Enneapterygius bahasa
[Blacktail threefin]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL
Enneapterygius cheni Wang, Shao & Shen, 1996

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Enneapterygius cheni
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL
Enneapterygius clarkae Holleman, 1982

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Enneapterygius clarkae
[Barred triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius clea
[Clea's threefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.1 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius destai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius elaine
[]



Western Central Indian O
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Enneapterygius elegans (Peters, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius elegans
[Hourglass triplefin]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm TL
Enneapterygius etheostomus (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius etheostomus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius fasciatus
[Banded triplefin]



Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 3.2 cm TL
Enneapterygius flavoccipitis Shen, 1994

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Enneapterygius flavoccipitis
[Yellownape tripplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius fuscoventer
[Blackbelly triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius genamaculatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius gracilis
[Yellow-black threefin]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Enneapterygius gruschkai Holleman, 2005

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius gruschkai
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Enneapterygius hemimelas (Kner & Steindachner, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Chalias, V.
 
Enneapterygius hemimelas
[Halfblack Triplefin]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.9 cm TL
Enneapterygius hollemani Randall, 1995

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius hollemani
[Holleman's triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius howensis
[Lord Howe Threefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.0 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius hsiojenae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.3 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius kermadecensis
[Kermadec triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.9 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius kosiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius larsonae
[Western Australian black-head triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius leucopunctatus
[White spotted triplefin]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.1 cm TL
Enneapterygius melanospilus Randall, 1995

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius melanospilus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Enneapterygius minutus (Günther, 1877)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Enneapterygius minutus
[]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL
Enneapterygius mirabilis Fricke, 1994

Photo by Photo by Henke, M.
 
Enneapterygius mirabilis
[Miracle triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius miyakensis
[Izu Islands triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius namarrgon
[Lightning-man threefin]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 3 cm TL
Enneapterygius nanus (Schultz, 1960)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Enneapterygius nanus
[Pygmy triplefin]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Enneapterygius niger Fricke, 1994

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius niger
[Black triplefin]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Enneapterygius nigricauda Fricke, 1997

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius nigricauda
[Blacktail triplefin]



Southwestern Pacific Ocea
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL
Enneapterygius niue Fricke & Erdmann, 2017

Photo by Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
 
Enneapterygius niue
[Redbar triplefin]



Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL
Enneapterygius obscurus Clark, 1980

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Enneapterygius obscurus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius ornatus
[Henderson triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius pallidoserialis
[Pale white-spotted triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius pallidus
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Enneapterygius paucifasciatus Fricke, 1994

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Enneapterygius paucifasciatus
[New Caledonian striped triplefin]



Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Enneapterygius philippinus (Peters, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius philippinus
[Minute triplefin]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Enneapterygius pusillus Rüppell, 1835

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius pusillus
[Highcrest triplefin]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Enneapterygius pyramis Fricke, 1994

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius pyramis
[Pyramid triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.7 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius qirmiz
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Enneapterygius randalli Fricke, 1997

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius randalli
[Rapa triplefin]



Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL
Enneapterygius rhabdotus Fricke, 1994

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius rhabdotus
[Umpire Triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius rhothion
[Surf Triplefin]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Enneapterygius rubicauda Shen, 1994

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Enneapterygius rubicauda
[Redtail triplefin]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Enneapterygius rufopileus (Waite, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius rufopileus
[Redcap triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius senoui
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius shaoi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius sheni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius signicauda
[Flagtail triplefin]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Enneapterygius similis Fricke, 1997

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius similis
[Black-and-Red Triplefin]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Enneapterygius triserialis Fricke, 1994

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius triserialis
[White-spotted triplefin]



Western Central Pacific

Enneapterygius trisignatus Fricke, 2001

Photo by Photo by Fricke, R.
 
Enneapterygius trisignatus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Enneapterygius tutuilae Jordan & Seale, 1906

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Enneapterygius tutuilae
[High-hat Triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius unimaculatus
[Onespot triplefin]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Enneapterygius ventermaculus Holleman, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Enneapterygius ventermaculus
[Blotched triplefin]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Enneapterygius vexillarius Fowler, 1946

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Enneapterygius vexillarius
[Blacksaddle triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.3 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius williamsi
[William's triplefin]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Enneapterygius ziegleri
[Ziegler's triplefin]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Enneapterygius abeli Yellow triplefin Western Indian Ocean 2.5 SL 1960
Enneapterygius atriceps Hawaiian blackhead triplefin Pacific Ocean 2.6 SL 1903
Enneapterygius atrogulare Blackthroat Triplefin Western Pacific 5.3 SL 1873
Enneapterygius bahasa Blacktail threefin Western Pacific 4 TL 1997
Enneapterygius cheni Northwest Pacific 2.4 SL 1996
Enneapterygius clarkae Barred triplefin Indian Ocean 2.7 SL 1982
Enneapterygius clea Clea's threefin Western Central Pacific 3.2 SL 1997
Enneapterygius destai Western Indian Ocean 2.1 SL 1980
Enneapterygius elaine Western Indian Ocean 2.3 SL 2005
Enneapterygius elegans Hourglass triplefin Western Central Indian O 4 TL 1876
Enneapterygius etheostomus Northwest Pacific 5.9 TL 1902
Enneapterygius fasciatus Banded triplefin Indo-West Pacific 3 SL 1909
Enneapterygius flavoccipitis Yellownape tripplefin Western Central Pacific. 3.2 TL 1994
Enneapterygius fuscoventer Blackbelly triplefin Western Pacific 2.3 SL 1997
Enneapterygius genamaculatus Western Indian Ocean 2.3 SL 2005
Enneapterygius gracilis Yellow-black threefin Indo-West Pacific 2.8 SL 1994
Enneapterygius gruschkai Western Indian Ocean 2.9 SL 2005
Enneapterygius hemimelas Halfblack Triplefin Western Pacific 4.8 SL 1867
Enneapterygius hollemani Holleman's triplefin Western Indian Ocean 3.9 TL 1995
Enneapterygius howensis Lord Howe Threefin Southwest Pacific 3.5 SL 1997
Enneapterygius hsiojenae Northwest Pacific 3.0 SL 1994
Enneapterygius kermadecensis Kermadec triplefin Southwest Pacific 3.3 SL 1994
Enneapterygius kosiensis Western Indian Ocean 1.9 SL 2005
Enneapterygius larsonae Western Australian black-head triplefin Southwest Pacific 3.5 SL 1994
Enneapterygius leucopunctatus White spotted triplefin Northwest Pacific 3.6 SL 1994
Enneapterygius melanospilus Western Indian Ocean 3.1 TL 1995
Enneapterygius minutus Indo-West Pacific 3 SL 1877
Enneapterygius mirabilis Miracle triplefin Southwest Pacific 2.7 SL 1994
Enneapterygius miyakensis Izu Islands triplefin Northwest Pacific 4.5 SL 1987
Enneapterygius namarrgon Lightning-man threefin Western Central Pacific 2.7 SL 1997
Enneapterygius nanus Pygmy triplefin Pacific Ocean 3 TL 1960
Enneapterygius niger Black triplefin Western Pacific. 3.2 SL 1994
Enneapterygius nigricauda Blacktail triplefin Western Central Pacific 2.9 SL 1997
Enneapterygius niue Redbar triplefin Southwestern Pacific Ocea 2.4 SL 2017
Enneapterygius obscurus Western Indian Ocean. 2.5 SL 1980
Enneapterygius ornatus Henderson triplefin Eastern Central Pacific 2.4 SL 1997
Enneapterygius pallidoserialis Pale white-spotted triplefin Western Pacific 3 SL 1997
Enneapterygius pallidus Western Indian Ocean 3 SL 1980
Enneapterygius paucifasciatus New Caledonian striped triplefin Western Central Pacific 3.3 SL 1994
Enneapterygius philippinus Minute triplefin Indo-Pacific. 3 SL 1868
Enneapterygius pusillus Highcrest triplefin Indian Ocean 3 SL 1835
Enneapterygius pyramis Pyramid triplefin Western Pacific. 3.3 SL 1994
Enneapterygius qirmiz Western Indian Ocean 1.7 SL 2012
Enneapterygius randalli Rapa triplefin Eastern Central Pacific 3.4 SL 1997
Enneapterygius rhabdotus Umpire Triplefin Western Central Pacific. 2.7 SL 1994
Enneapterygius rhothion Surf Triplefin Western Central Pacific 3.7 SL 1997
Enneapterygius rubicauda Redtail triplefin Western Pacific 3.7 SL 1994
Enneapterygius rufopileus Redcap triplefin Southwest Pacific 4.5 SL 1904
Enneapterygius senoui Northwestern Pacific 2.7 SL 2005
Enneapterygius shaoi Northwest Pacific 2.4 SL 2008
Enneapterygius sheni Nortwest Pacific 2.3 SL 2008
Enneapterygius signicauda Flagtail triplefin Pacific Ocean 2.5 SL 1997
Enneapterygius similis Black-and-Red Triplefin Western Central Pacific 3.2 SL 1997
Enneapterygius triserialis White-spotted triplefin Southwest Pacific 4.5 SL 1994
Enneapterygius trisignatus Western Central Pacific 2001
Enneapterygius tutuilae High-hat Triplefin Indo-West Pacific 4 TL 1906
Enneapterygius unimaculatus Onespot triplefin Western Pacific 3.1 SL 1994
Enneapterygius ventermaculus Blotched triplefin Western Indian Ocean 4 TL 1982
Enneapterygius vexillarius Blacksaddle triplefin Northwest Pacific 3.3 SL 1946
Enneapterygius williamsi William's triplefin Western Central Pacific 3.3 SL 1997
Enneapterygius ziegleri Ziegler's triplefin Indo-West Pacific 3.1 SL 1994



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