Helcogramma solorensis Fricke, 1997
Solor triplefin

Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Max. size:  3.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 10 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 17-19; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 19-21. Description: Dorsal fin III + XIVI-XVI + 11-12 (usually 11); anal fin I, 19-21; pectoral rays 17-19; pelvic fin I, 2. Mandibular pores 4-6 + 1 + 4-6. Overall black with red zone on upper head and anterior body; female coloration unknown. With orbital tentacle. Scaleless head, nape, and narrow portion below spinous dorsal fins. LL continuous, pored scales 25-29 (Ref. 90102).
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). Minimum depth of 0 m reported from Ref. 27223.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 06 May 2010 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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