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Enneapterygius niger

Enneapterygius nigeris commonly referred to as Black Triplefin, New Caledonian triplefin, New Caledonian black triplefin. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
13654 
AphiaID:
277325 
Scientific:
Enneapterygius niger 
German:
Dreiflossenschleimfisch 
English:
Black Triplefin, New Caledonian Triplefin, New Caledonian Black Triplefin 
Category:
Kutlinger 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Tripterygiidae (Family) > Enneapterygius (Genus) > niger (Species) 
Initial determination:
Fricke, 1994 
Sea depth:
0 - 15 Meter 
Size:
2,9 cm - 3,2 cm 
Temperature:
24.7°C - 29.4°C 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2021-02-21 14:54:52 

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This species owes its name "niger" to the males, which are very extensively covered with melanophores.
The bright yellowish-orange anal fin is particularly striking in the males.

The females can be recognised by an overall lighter appearance 9 basal, dark spots on the anal fin.

Adults inhabit rocky and coral reefs, including tide pools and mud lagoons.
The fertilised eggs are hemispherical and covered with numerous sticky filaments that anchor them in the algae at nesting sites.
The larvae are planktonic and are found mainly in shallow, near-shore waters.

Etymology:
Enneapterygius comes from the Greek, "ennea" stands for the number nine and "pterygion" means small fin, while "niger" comes from Latin and means black.

Also living in the waters around New Caledonia is the blenny Helcogramma novaecaledoniae Fricke, 1994.

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