Kelp Weedfish, Heteroclinus eckloniae (McKay 1970)

Other Names: Weedfish

A Kelp Weedfish, Heteroclinus eckloniae. Source: Rudie Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics. License: All rights reserved

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Kelp Weedfish, Heteroclinus eckloniae (McKay 1970)

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Dorsal fin iii, xxvi-xxviii, 5-7 (rarely 5); Anal fin ii, 22-24; Caudal fin (segmented rays) 11-14 (usually 12).  Pectoral fin 13; Pelvic fin i, 3; LL. 17-23 (arched portion + 23-30 (straight portion); Gill rakers 2-3 + 6-8 = 8-10.


Carnivore - feeds mostly on small crustaceans.

Species Citation

Clinus eckloniae McKay, 1970, Fish. Bull., West. Aust. 9(5): 16, fig. 1. Type locality: west of Albany, Western Australia.


Dianne J. Bray

Kelp Weedfish, Heteroclinus eckloniae (McKay 1970)


Williams, J.T., Holleman, W. & Clements, K.D. 2014. Heteroclinus eckloniae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T178935A1549923. Downloaded on 17 August 2016.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37416019

Biology:Live bearer

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-20 m

Habitat:Reef associated, kelp beds

Max Size:11 cm TL


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