Triacanthus nieuhofii Bleeker, 1852
Silver tripodfish
Triacanthus nieuhofii
photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Family:  Triacanthidae (Triplespines)
Max. size:  28 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Indonesia, South China Sea, northern Australia.
Diagnosis:  Spiny dorsal-fin membrane very dark between first and second spines, slightly to much less darker between second and third spines, and pale between third and fifth spines. Outline of head between base of first dorsal-fin spine and eyes somewhat convex in front of spine and then straight or slightly concave over eye (Ref 9804).
Biology:  Inhabits sandy and muddy flat in coastal areas. Feeds on benthic invertebrates. Marketed fresh.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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