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Updated 3/17/2014

Family Tripterygiidae

Triplefin Blennies

Triplefins are similar in appearance to Gobies and Blennies but have three dorsal fins and the mouth tapers to a point.  Common but not easily spotted due to their small size, they consume algae and small invertebrates.  One endemic species in Hawai`i.

 

HAWAII

Enneapterygius atriceps 

HAWAIIAN TRIPLEFIN

 

 

 


INDO-PACIFIC

Helcogramma sp.

 


JAPAN

Enneapterygius etheostomus

ASIAN TRIPLEFIN     Hebiginpo

 


TROPICAL EASTERN PACIFIC

Enneactes carminalis

CARMINE TRIPLEFIN

 

Crocodilichthys gracilis

LIZARD TRIPLEFIN