Kulbicki's Threefin, Springerichthys kulbickii (Fricke & Randall 1994)

Other Names: Kulbicki's Triplefin

Kulbicki's Threefin, Springerichthys kulbickii, from New Caledonia. Source: Rick Winterbottom / FishWise Professional. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

A greyish triplefin with orange scale margins, a series of broad indistinct, paired brown bars on sides, bright orange spots on head and anterior body, and small spots posteriorly. The caudal-fin is black at the base with black submarginal band, a greyish centre, a bright reddish-orange stripe through the middle and bright red-orange arcs dorsally and ventrally.

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Dianne J. Bray, Springerichthys kulbickii in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Mar 2023, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/28

Kulbicki's Threefin, Springerichthys kulbickii (Fricke & Randall 1994)

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Known from the northern Great Barrier Reef, and Coral Sea reefs and islands.


Dianne J. Bray

Kulbicki's Threefin, Springerichthys kulbickii (Fricke & Randall 1994)


Fricke, R. 1994. Tripterygiid fishes of Australia, New Zealand and the southwest Pacific Ocean (Teleostei). Theses Zool. 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 Zool. 29: 1-607.

Williams, J. 2014. Springerichthys kulbickii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.

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CAAB Code:37415049

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:2-15 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:3.5 cm SL

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