Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Tripterygiidae
(Triplefin blennies) > Tripterygiinae
Etymology: Helcogramma: Greek, helkos, -eos, -ous = ulcer, sore + Greek, gramma = letter, mark (Ref. 45335); randalli: The species is named in honour of John E. Randall, who collected all the known specimens and provided underwater and fresh photographs of specimens of this and other species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 2 - 12 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A species of Helcogramma (sensu Hansen, 1986) with 14 symphisial mandibular sensory pore, second dorsal fin spines XIV-XV (one of 11 specimens with XIII), third dorsal fin segmented rays 11-12, last ribs on vertebral centrum 12, vertebrae modally 10+28=38 (value range: 10+27 to 29=37 to 39), pored lateral line scales modally 22 or 23 (value range: 22-25), nape scales present, male with thirs dorsal, caudal and anal fins dark and posterior half of body dark.
Adults are found in rocky boulders of exposed coasts (Ref. 90102). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Williams, J.T. and J.C. Howe, 2003. Seven new species of the triplefin fish genus Helcogramma (Tripterygiidae) from the Indo-Pacific. aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 7(4):151-176. (Ref. 52308)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00248 - 0.01216), 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
): 3.1 ±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) .