Crested Threefin, Trinorfolkia cristata (Kuiter 1986)

Other Names: Crested Triplefin

A Crested Threefin, Trinorfolkia cristata, at Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Source: Rick Stuart-Smith / Reef life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Trinorfolkia cristata in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Oct 2020,

Crested Threefin, Trinorfolkia cristata (Kuiter 1986)

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Endemic to South Australia, from Sceales Bay to Victor Harbor, including Kangaroo Island. Inhabits rocky reefs from the intertidal zone to 15 m, on boulders, vertical rock walls, piers and jetties.

Species Citation

Norfolkia cristata Kuiter, 1986, Revue Française d'Aquariologie et Herpétologie 12(3): 92, figs 4-5. Type locality: Flinders Island, South Australia. 


Bray, D.J. 2017


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Crested Threefin, Trinorfolkia cristata (Kuiter 1986)


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 figs 1-130

Gomon, M.F. 2008. Family Tripterygiidae. pp. 684-693 in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

Hutchins, J.B. & Swainston, R. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete field guide for anglers and divers. Perth : Swainston Publishing 180 pp.

Kuiter, R.H. 1986. A new genus and three new species of tripterygiid fishes of Australia's south coast. Revue Française d'Aquariologie et Herpétologie 12(3): 89-96 9 figs

Kuiter, R.H. 1994. Families Blenniidae and Tripterygiidae. pp. 728-740 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs.

Williams, J. & Holleman, W. 2014. Trinorfolkia cristata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. . Downloaded on 04 April 2015.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37415023

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-15 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5.2 cm SL


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