Lepidonectes corallicola  (Kendall & Radcliffe, 1912)

Galapagos triplefin blenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies) > Tripterygiinae
Etymology: Lepidonectes: Greek, lepis = scale + Greek, nektos = swimming (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 12 m (Ref. 5227).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Southeast Pacific: endemic to the Galapagos Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5227)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults live in rocky reefs, boulder strewn slopes and walls (Ref. 5227). Males occupy territories of less than 50 cm diameter, on vertical or overhanging rock faces, from November through February. Females leave the territory after spawning, but the male continues to court and to spawn with other females in his territory while guarding the previously spawned egg masses from predators like wrasses and gobies (Ref. 28023). Eggs are hemispherical and covered with numerous sticky threads that anchor them in the algae on the nesting sites (Ref. 240). Larvae are planktonic which occur primarily in shallow, nearshore waters (Ref. 94114).

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Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson, 1994. Fishes of the tropical eastern Pacific. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 332 p. (Ref. 11482)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00248 - 0.01216), b=3.07 (2.88 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .