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

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Forsterygion capito (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Clements, K.
 
Forsterygion capito
[Spotted robust triplefin]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Forsterygion flavonigrum Fricke & Roberts, 1994

Photo by Photo by Clements, K.
 
Forsterygion flavonigrum
[Yellow-and-black triplefin]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Forsterygion gymnotum Scott, 1977

Photo by Photo by Clements, K.
 
Forsterygion gymnotum
[Tasmanian robust triplefin]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Forsterygion lapillum Hardy, 1989

Photo by Photo by Clements, K.
 
Forsterygion lapillum
[Common triplefin]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Forsterygion malcolmi Hardy, 1987

Photo by Photo by Clements, K.
 
Forsterygion malcolmi
[Mottled triplefin]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL
Forsterygion maryannae (Hardy, 1987)

Photo by Photo by Clements, K.
 
Forsterygion maryannae
[Oblique-swimming triplefin]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Forsterygion nigripenne (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Photo by Clements, K.
 
Forsterygion nigripenne
[Estuarine triplefin]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Forsterygion varium (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Forsterygion varium
[Striped triplefin]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Forsterygion capito Spotted robust triplefin Southwest Pacific 9.4 SL 1842
Forsterygion flavonigrum Yellow-and-black triplefin Southwest Pacific 5 SL 1994
Forsterygion gymnotum Tasmanian robust triplefin Southwest Pacific 7.6 SL 1977
Forsterygion lapillum Common triplefin Southwest Pacific 6.7 SL 1989
Forsterygion malcolmi Mottled triplefin Southwest Pacific 12.2 SL 1987
Forsterygion maryannae Oblique-swimming triplefin Southwest Pacific 5.9 SL 1987
Forsterygion nigripenne Estuarine triplefin Southwest Pacific 9 TL 1836
Forsterygion varium Striped triplefin Southwest Pacific 13 SL 1801



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