Springerichthys bapturus (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)
Japanese blacktail triplefin
photo by Suzuki, T.

Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Max. size:  6.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: southern Japan (Ref. 13227) and South Korea (Ref. 77001).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults are found in intertidal rock pools and upper subtidal areas. They feed on algae (Ref. 9173). 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 May 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 03.03.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 24.03.14

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