Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Tripterygiidae
(Triplefin blennies) > Tripterygiinae
Etymology: Enneanectes: Greek, ennea = nine times + Greek, nektos = that swimms (Ref. 45335); flavus: Name from Latin ' lavus' for yellow, referring to the bright yellow color of the mature male; a masculine nominative singular adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 119367). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Atlantiic: limited to northeastern Venezuela and Tobago; probably overlapping with E. matador in St. Vincent.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 119367); 2.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 17. The species is distinguished by having the following characters: unscaled-abdomen, 3 scale rows above posterior pored lateral line; a very short blunt snout, spiny preorbital flange; pored lateral-line scales mode of 14 or 15; broadly black-speckled second dorsal fin in adults, especially males (shared only with E. matador). Colour: mature adults with black spinous dorsal fins; yellowish rear body and tail, especially in mature males; melanophores extending from last body bar onto proximal third of caudal fin (unless obscured by bright yellow); interspace between third and fourth body bars half or less of interspace between fourth and fifth body bars, the last dark body bar usually extending onto the basal third of the caudal fin; three dark blotches along anal fin (except uniformly dusky in mature males); fresh and especially preserved specimens show two large black blotches on each side behind opercular flap, within a usually narrowly split first body bar (Ref. 119367).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Victor, B.C., 2019. Enneanectes flavus, a new endemic species of triplefin blenny from the southeastern Caribbean (Teleostei: Tripterygiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 32:1-16. (Ref. 119367)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00246 - 0.01227), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .