Miracle Threefin, Enneapterygius mirabilis Fricke 1994

Other Names: Miracle Triplefin

A male Miracle Threefin, Enneapterygius mirabilis, at Kri Eco, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Source: Paddy Ryan / http://www.ryanphotographic.com/. License: All rights reserved

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Miracle Threefin, Enneapterygius mirabilis Fricke 1994

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Recorded from the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Elsewhere, the species is widespread in eastern Indonesia, and northern Papua New Guinea to Vanuatu. Inhabits outer reef slopes.

Species Citation

Enneapterygius mirabilis Fricke 1994, Theses Zool. 24: 251, fig. 48. Type locality: Escape Reef, QLD. 


Bray, D.J. 2017

Miracle Threefin, Enneapterygius mirabilis Fricke 1994


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Fricke, R. 1994. Tripterygiid fishes of Australia, New Zealand and the southwest Pacific Ocean (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.

Williams, J. & Holleman, W. 2014. Enneapterygius mirabilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T179037A1562226. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T179037A1562226.en. Downloaded on 20 January 2016.

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CAAB Code:37415042

Conservation:IUCN Least concern

Depth:8-37 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:3 cm TL

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