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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Tripterygiidae Triplefin blennies
Subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Genus: Forsterygion

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Forsterygion capito (Jenyns, 1842)

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Forsterygion capito
[Spotted robust triplefin]

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Forsterygion flavonigrum Fricke & Roberts, 1994

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Forsterygion flavonigrum
[Yellow-and-black triplefin]

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Forsterygion gymnotum Scott, 1977

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Forsterygion gymnotum
[Tasmanian robust triplefin]

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Forsterygion lapillum Hardy, 1989

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Forsterygion lapillum
[Common triplefin]

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Forsterygion malcolmi Hardy, 1987

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Forsterygion malcolmi
[Mottled triplefin]

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL
Forsterygion maryannae (Hardy, 1987)

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Forsterygion maryannae
[Oblique-swimming triplefin]

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Forsterygion nigripenne (Valenciennes, 1836)

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Forsterygion nigripenne
[Estuarine triplefin]

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Forsterygion varium (Forster, 1801)

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Forsterygion varium
[Striped triplefin]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Forsterygion capito Spotted robust triplefin Southwest Pacific 9.4 SL 1842
Forsterygion flavonigrum Yellow-and-black triplefin Southwest Pacific 5 SL 1994
Forsterygion gymnotum Tasmanian robust triplefin Southwest Pacific 7.6 SL 1977
Forsterygion lapillum Common triplefin Southwest Pacific 6.7 SL 1989
Forsterygion malcolmi Mottled triplefin Southwest Pacific 12.2 SL 1987
Forsterygion maryannae Oblique-swimming triplefin Southwest Pacific 5.9 SL 1987
Forsterygion nigripenne Estuarine triplefin Southwest Pacific 9 TL 1836
Forsterygion varium Striped triplefin Southwest Pacific 13 SL 1801



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