Brachynectes fasciatus Scott, 1957
Southern barred triplefin
Brachynectes fasciatus
photo by Kuiter, R.H.

Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Notoclininae
Max. size:  4.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 13 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Widespread around Australia's south coast and Tasmania.
Biology:  Adults are found in rock pools and the upper subtidal zone. Mostly associated with seagrass beds (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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 May 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.06.95
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.03.14

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