Highfin Threefin, Enneapterygius tutuilae Jordan & Seale 1906


Other Names: High Hat Triplefin, Highfin Triplefin, High-hat Triplefin

A Highfin Threefin, Enneapterygius tutuilae, in Ambon Bay, Moluccas, Indonesia. Source: Jim Greenfield / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A triplefin with a tall first dorsal fin that is white in males. Large individuals often have a conspicuous dark spot on the middle of the second dorsal fin that is connected to a band extending down the sides, about 5 darker bars on the body, and a red snout and lower head.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Enneapterygius tutuilae in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Oct 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1125

Highfin Threefin, Enneapterygius tutuilae Jordan & Seale 1906

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Distribution

Ashmore and Cartier reefs, Timor Sea, North West Cape, Western Australia to McCluer Island, Northern Territory, and the northern Great Barrier Reef to Moreton Bay, Queensland, and reefs in the Coral Sea; also at Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. Elsewhere, the species is widespread in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.
Found in a variety of coral and rocky reef habitats including intertidal pools, reef outcrops, and on sponges.

Features

Dorsal fin XIII-XVI, 7-10; Anal fin I, 15-20.

Colour

Large individuals often have a conspicuous dark spot on the upper middle part of the second dorsal fin that is connected to a band extending down the sides, about 5 darker bars on body, a red snout and lower head; dorsal fin tall, white in males.

Species Citation

Enneapterygius tutuilae Jordan & Seale 1906, Bull. Bur. Fish. (U.S.) for 1905 25: 418. Type locality: Pago Pago, Samoa.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Highfin Threefin, Enneapterygius tutuilae Jordan & Seale 1906

References


Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp.

Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.

Clark, E. 1979. Red-Sea fishes of the family Tripterygiidae with descriptions of eight new species. Israel Journal of Zoology 28(2–3): 63-113 pls 1-5

Fricke, R. 1994. Tripterygiid fishes of Australia, New Zealand and the Southwest Pacific Ocean, with descriptions of 2 new genera and 16 species (Teleostei). Theses Zoologicae 24: 1-585.

Fricke, R 1997. Tripterygiid fishes of the western and central Pacific, with descriptions of 15 new species, including an annotated checklist of world Tripterygiidae (Teleostei). Theses Zoologicae 29: 1-607.

Fricke, R. &  Erdmann, M.V. 2017. Enneapterygius niue, a new species of triplefin from Niue and Samoa, southwestern Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Tripterygiidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 25: 14–32 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.269464 Open access

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

Jordan, D.S. & Seale, A. 1906. The fishes of Samoa. Description of the species found in the Archipelago, with a provisional checklist of the fishes of Oceania. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries (U.S.) for 1905 25: 173-455 figs 1-111 pls 33-53

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37415011

Depth:0-55 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:4 cm TL

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